Informal Marked by the absence of extra or special features; basic: no-frills housing; no-frills airline service. (adjective)
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Use "no-frills" in a sentence
"The pact will focus on Ryanair, Europe's largest no-frills carrier, consulting with Comac on development of its planned C919 passenger jet, this person said."
"It is a no-frills health care policy with restrictions for the first few years, but the cost is very reasonable and it's a good "just in case" backup for those who are unable to get "regular" insurance because of pre-existing conditions or age."
"She bought sturdy Ethan Allen furniture, expensive Sterling flatware, and clothing with tough, construction worker-like qualities—rivet buttoned pants made out of thick canvas, peasant shirts with triple stitching, and no-frills, magazine-ordered underwear the manufacturer claimed would last you a lifetime."