un·​gar·​nished ˌən-ˈgär-nisht How to pronounce ungarnished (audio)
: free of embellishment or garnish : plain, simple
the ungarnished truth
He thought it a poor place, ungarnished … a bare, almost grim workshop … Henry James

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Winters likes to make a Bramble cocktail out of it, or an ungarnished dry martini. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, 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, 23 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ungarnished was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Ungarnished.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ungarnished. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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