unfurnished

adjective

un·​fur·​nished ˌən-ˈfər-nisht How to pronounce unfurnished (audio)
: not furnished: such as
a
: not provided or equipped with something specified
… valleys … unfurnished with tracks …E. E. Shipton
In London for the first time … unfurnished with either experience or advice to tell me how to act …Charlotte Brontë
b
: not provided with furniture
an unfurnished apartment

Examples of unfurnished in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The interior is still unfurnished, but the original spiral staircase has been restored and installed. Anna Kodé, New York Times, 1 Feb. 2024 Compared with some other European countries, the Netherlands is pricey: Rents for unfurnished apartments hit an all-time high in November 2023, according to data from Statista. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 15 Jan. 2024 For the next six months, a San Diego landlord can still charge up to two months’ rent for an unfurnished apartment and three months’ rent for a furnished apartment. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Jan. 2024 Gonzalez, during a news conference Wednesday, said the scene inside the third-floor apartment where the boy's skeletal remains were found and where three siblings, ranging in ages from 7 to 15, lived was unfurnished and full of roaches, flies and soiled carpeting. NBC News, 27 Oct. 2021 One night in early 2019, Magana and Alvarado went to a party at a gaudy, largely unfurnished Los Angeles mansion, the sort of place rented by packs of influencers to use as content mills. WIRED, 19 Oct. 2023 To aid in their decorating process, the band teamed up with online marketplace Etsy to transform an uninspired (and unfurnished) area into an oasis that will further fuel their creative process. Dory Jackson, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 The house was unfurnished, per the complaint, and its kitchen was too small to adequately serve the 30 people who lived there. Arpan Lobo, Detroit Free Press, 12 June 2023 The apartment comes unfurnished, except for window treatments throughout. Mary Forgione, Forbes, 24 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1541, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unfurnished was in 1541

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“Unfurnished.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfurnished. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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