un·​adorned ˌən-ə-ˈdȯrnd How to pronounce unadorned (audio)
: 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 Brenda Glass and Kevin talk at a large folding table in a mostly unadorned cafeteria. Allen Arthur, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Mar. 2024 Her food was hearty and unadorned, yet so flavorful. Jamie Schler, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 The city didn’t let Giralda Plaza stay unadorned for too long after the Umbrella Sky selfie sensation ended in September. Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 The room was unadorned, apart from a single framed photograph of the Colorado mountains in winter. Katie Engelhart, New York Times, 3 Jan. 2024 The coating is more pale then golden but still crisp and the bun is soft, fresh and unadorned by sesame seeds. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 22 Jan. 2024 The turnip was served unadorned next to two slices of steamed and grilled duck. Laurie Ochoa, Los Angeles Times, 3 Feb. 2024 In addition to its clean lines and unadorned white facade, the home was unusual for the 1930s in that its garage faced the street and its living room was at the back of the home. Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian, Kansas City Star, 31 Jan. 2024 They are served completely unadorned: just a soft tortilla with a big helping of meat heaped on it, nothing more. David Hudnall, Kansas City Star, 19 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1633, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unadorned was in 1633

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“Unadorned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unadorned. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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un·​adorned ˌən-ə-ˈdȯ(ə)rnd How to pronounce unadorned (audio)
: not adorned : lacking decoration : simple

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