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

Definition of unadorned

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

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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 With their rough, grainy texture and unadorned designs, Hasami mugs and bowls are instantly recognizable. Alex Schechter, Travel + Leisure, 26 July 2021 There are no fussy cabinet embellishments to draw attention and detract from concentrating just on the sound, which is equally clean, clear and unadorned. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 21 July 2021 The food was presented on a modest 19th-century service of plates and platters that belonged to Rauzy’s grandmother, with Christofle cutlery and unadorned Spanish wine glasses. New York Times, 21 July 2021 Its decor is luxe but spare, with bare wood tables, unadorned cutlery and humble stoneware dishes. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 July 2021 Top simply with a little soy sauce, sesame oil and sliced scallions, or enjoy it unadorned with white rice on the side. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 July 2021 While the Kinder glows from within, preening for your attention, the Rothko Chapel is a discrete and unadorned brick block that makes few claims on your attention. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, 24 June 2021 While the writing in Our Time Is Now is as clear and unadorned as any politician’s policy book, the prose in While Justice Sleeps is gripping and, above all, melodramatic. Scott W. Stern, The New Republic, 10 June 2021 Well, both are visually simple and unadorned, and display a matter-of-fact taste for the surreal. BostonGlobe.com, 5 May 2021

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First Known Use of unadorned

1633, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jul 2021

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“Unadorned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unadorned. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unadorned

: not decorated or fancy : not adorned

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