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

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The apartment spans roughly 24,000 square feet, and is being delivered unfurnished as a white box, according to a person familiar with the deal. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Billionaire Ken Griffin Buys America’s Most Expensive Home for $238 Million," 23 Jan. 2019 Some are furnished, glamping style, with beds, tables and outdoor chairs; the cheapest come unfurnished. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "10 Festive Hotels in Europe," 2 May 2018 Post wedding, our newlyweds retire to their brand new appartement, completely unfurnished save for a mattress on the floor, a bottle of Champagne and two flutes. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "This is How to Dress For Your Wedding After Party," 7 Dec. 2017 The result was a fresh start—a clean, unfurnished room with new paint. Conor Orr, SI.com, "As Browns Trade for Jarvis Landry, Tyrod Taylor and Damarious Randall, Sashi Brown Can’t Be Ignored," 9 Mar. 2018 Mitsutoki Shigeta’s case raised eyebrows in 2014 when police raided a Bangkok condominium and found nine babies and nine nannies living in unfurnished rooms. Kaweewit Kaewjinda, USA TODAY, "Thai court gives secretive Japanese millionaire custody of 13 surrogate kids," 20 Feb. 2018 The couple plans to sell the three homes unfurnished. Heidi Mitchell, WSJ, "A Luxury Real-Estate Proposition," 17 Aug. 2017 Once inside the unfurnished apartment, Bulaya closed the door behind her and didn't open it again for three days. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "Winnie's Christmas gift: A refugee from war brings peace to others," 21 Dec. 2017 The Pentagon’s rent bill is about three times the next-highest rent in Trump Tower—$50,000 a month in 2016 for a slightly larger unfurnished apartment—at a time when both sales and rentals in the building have slumped. Suzanna Andrews, The Hive, "Trump Tower’s Murky History and Murkier Future: Slumping Sales, Pentagon Leases, and Shadowy L.L.C.s," 15 Dec. 2017

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1541, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unfurnished

: without furniture : not furnished

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