un·​gar·​nished | \ ˌən-ˈgär-nisht How to pronounce ungarnished (audio) \

Definition of ungarnished

: free of embellishment or garnish : plain, simple the ungarnished truth He thought it a poor place, ungarnished … a bare, almost grim workshop …— Henry James

Examples of ungarnished in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Winters likes to make a Bramble cocktail out of it, or an ungarnished dry martini. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "Craft distillery St. George sees a path through the coronavirus crisis," 23 Apr. 2020 And the famous slip sole in its bath of seaweed butter, a menu stalwart, its firm, meaty flesh peeling away to leave a cartoon fishbone: ungarnished, startling in its starkness, brave and brilliant. Marina O’loughlin, Bon Appetit, "Why an Unassuming Seaside Pub Is My Favorite Place to Eat In the British Isles," 23 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of ungarnished

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Ungarnished.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ungarnished. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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