un·​adorned | \ ˌən-ə-ˈdȯrnd How to pronounce unadorned (audio) \

Definition of unadorned

: not adorned : lacking embellishment or decoration : plain, simple

Examples of unadorned in a Sentence

The room is unadorned and very plain. the completely unadorned clothing favored by members of that religious sect
Recent Examples on the Web Men and women even learned different scripts—an ornamental hand for ladies, and an unadorned, more functional form for the male world of power and commerce. Drew Gilpin Faust, The Atlantic, 16 Sep. 2022 With all the customary pageantry, Britain on Tuesday traded a prime minister known for colorful metaphors and a loose relationship with the truth for one who offered unadorned bullet points for dealing with the country’s looming economic crisis. Jennifer Hassan, Washington Post, 6 Sep. 2022 Several situations were clearly fabricated, but that in no way diminishes the unadorned authenticity, nor the inherent energy of what goes on within the film frame. Peter Cowie, WSJ, 12 Aug. 2022 Her writing is unadorned, straightforward, almost brutal in its honesty. New York Times, 7 Aug. 2022 Playreadings are often unadorned, script-in-hand affairs with no sets or props. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 17 Aug. 2022 The sequence is unadorned in a way that could seem lazy: just one long approaching shot on Newton-John, who's encased in a pre-digital heavenly light that reads today as a Tim and Eric special effect. Darren Franich, EW.com, 9 Aug. 2022 This unadorned approach seems clearly a choice, and those seeking a high volume of information, well-curated, about a series of events that seems both utterly predictable in retrospect and hard to believe will be rewarded. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 28 July 2022 Smoothly translated by Shaun Whiteside, the novel’s unadorned prose and minimal references to its particular era give it a timeless, meditative weight. Erin Douglass, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unadorned

1633, in the meaning defined above

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“Unadorned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unadorned. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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