un·​em·​bel·​lished | \ ˌən-im-ˈbe-lisht How to pronounce unembellished (audio) \

Definition of unembellished

: 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

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Examples of unembellished in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Long lines and unembellished metals make these easy to pair together. Daisy Shaw-ellis, Vogue, "This Easy Styling Trick Will Up Your Earrings Game," 31 Oct. 2020 CharlieBo313’s videos are empty and unembellished, devoid of character and style. Stephen Kearse, The Atlantic, "The YouTuber Who Treats the Inner City Like a Safari," 31 Oct. 2020 The interior is equally short on frippery, with the emphasis on showing material quality through unembellished metal, wood, and leather. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost Is a Tasteful Oasis in a Post-Opulent World," 1 Sep. 2020 His clean, simple and unembellished delivery was his ticket to the Yesterday role. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "Danny Boyle, Himesh Patel and Richard Curtis Talk 'Yesterday' and How Its Rising Star Channels The Beatles' Story," 9 May 2019 Nureyev’s aim was to set a simple, unembellished performance style against a grandiose world, conveyed in the lavish decor. Washington Post, "National Ballet of Canada gets it right: In ‘The Sleeping Beauty,’ it’s what’s inside that counts," 31 Jan. 2020 The accounts are interwoven with Beradt’s sharp, unembellished commentary, which is deepened by her own experience of Nazism and emigration. Mireille Juchau, The New Yorker, "How Dreams Change Under Authoritarianism," 7 Nov. 2019 Four weeks ago, Meghan married in an unembellished Givenchy haute couture wedding dress in Windsor. Fiona Ma | Wwd, latimes.com, "Meghan Markle chooses Givenchy again for first solo royal engagement," 14 June 2018 Nagel’s portraits become Morrison’s floating black-and-white eyes, while Peter Shire’s whimsical table becomes Matt Johnson’s sleek, unembellished paper sculptures. Andrea Alonso, Los Angeles Magazine, "Fact and Fiction Collide Inside an Exhibit Inspired by a “Forgotten” L.A. Legend—and Beverly Hills Cop," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of unembellished

1630, in the meaning defined above

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“Unembellished.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unembellished. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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