un·​em·​bel·​lished ˌən-im-ˈbe-lisht How to pronounce unembellished (audio)
: lacking embellishment or elaboration (as with decorative elements or fanciful details) : not embellished
a plain, unembellished room
unembellished facts
an unembellished account of their travels

Examples of unembellished in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lines are clean, and the designs are unembellished and minimal. Jennifer Cegielski, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Mar. 2023 The legacy of Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills includes among its famous visiting artists Frank Lloyd Wright and Alvar Aalto — global visionaries for their unembellished and elegant furniture and home design from the mid-1930s to mid-1960s. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 6 Dec. 2020 Selena's look is unembellished. Jessica Chia, Allure, 9 Sep. 2020 The Bronco is a simple, unembellished workhorse. Alex Markovich, Popular Mechanics, 9 Aug. 2020 At age 34, Kelsey Waldon sings with emotional directness and unembellished simplicity that will reel you in and hold you. Barry Mazor, WSJ, 10 Aug. 2022 Pearls as business casual might be a stretch, but unembellished statement collars could work for the average workplace. Todd Plummer, WSJ, 16 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1630, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unembellished was in 1630

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“Unembellished.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unembellished. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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