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 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 The cabinetmakers here were mostly Quakers, so the proportions and scale have an unembellished strength that speaks to you in a different way than a fancy New York side chair would. Douglas Brenner, House Beautiful, "John Peixinho on How He Transformed a One-Room Schoolhouse Into a Home," 5 Feb. 2015 For the couple's wedding in Montana, Bosworth opted for a rounded neckline, unembellished gown with a Cathedral-length train, complete with a tiara from Stephen Russell and a trailing veil. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Bosworth Recreated Her Bridal Look for the Met Gala Red Carpet," 7 May 2018 Widely recognized for its clean, straight lines and unembellished interiors, modern design commonly uses natural materials such as wood, leather, teak and linen. Detroit Free Press, "Everything you need to know about modern and contemporary design," 16 Apr. 2018 After its world premiere in Sarajevo, this unembellished and small-scale slice of miserabilism is currently making the rounds of festivals, including Warsaw and Cineast Film Festival Luxembourg. Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Daybreak' ('Dita za fill'): Film Review," 16 Oct. 2017 A flick of inky feline eyeliner, glimmering metallic lids, and a glossy upside-down heart manicure meant that no detail went unembellished. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Beyoncé's New Mom Beauty is a Study in Extreme Glamour," 4 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of unembellished

1630, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unembellished was in 1630

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“Unembellished.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unembellished. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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