un·​fur·​nished | \ ˌən-ˈfər-nisht How to pronounce unfurnished (audio) \

Definition of unfurnished

: 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 Edwards said the house was mostly unfurnished, with mattresses leaning against the walls. Dennis Romero, NBC News, "90 migrants found crammed inside Houston house in alleged smuggling operation," 30 Apr. 2021 And what the unfurnished house lacked in personality, Caillier wanted to fill with that of her clients. Kate Mcgregor, ELLE Decor, "In This Seattle-Area Home, a Designer Makes a Case for Statement Upholstery," 26 Mar. 2021 The kids would ecstatically roll around in it in our living room, which was unfurnished, except for foam mattresses on the floor—covered, of course, in Bernard Screen Print. Rachel Kushner, Vogue, "A Technicolored Childhood on the Bus My Parents Made a Home," 16 Mar. 2021 The latest state-of-the-art project highlights luxury living in multi-family apartments and will be sold both furnished and unfurnished. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, "CEO Celal Ozkan Expands The Magic City Skyline With Skygarden Miami," 10 Mar. 2021 Ana and her children are now sleeping on the floor in a friend’s unfurnished spare room. Time, "As Many Americans Get COVID-19 Vaccines and Financial Support, Undocumented Immigrants Keep Falling Through the Cracks," 8 Mar. 2021 In terms of layout, the studios (which are available both furnished and unfurnished depending on the location) and one, two, or three-bedroom apartments are just like traditional apartment units found in any building. Amanda Lauren, Forbes, "Common Is Making Luxury Coliving The Next Big Trend In Apartments," 24 Feb. 2021 All security deposits combined can’t exceed two months’ rent for an unfurnished apartment or three months’ rent for a furnished apartment. Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: Looking for a new apartment? Four ways to save money and hassle," 17 Nov. 2020 In California, your landlord can charge the equivalent of up to two months’ rent as a security deposit on an unfurnished unit. Jessica Roy, Los Angeles Times, "How to get your security deposit back in California," 11 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of unfurnished

1541, in the meaning defined above

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“Unfurnished.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfurnished. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unfurnished

: without furniture : not furnished

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