un·​lined | \ ˌən-ˈlīnd \

Definition of unlined

: not lined: such as
a : not marked with lines unlined paper a smooth, unlined face
b : not having a lining or liner an unlined coat unlined fish ponds

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Her eyes are unlined and shadow-free; her brows are combed with clear styling gel. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," 28 Oct. 2018 The intimates collection includes neon lace bras and matching panties, long line bra silhouettes in unlined mesh and push-up options and sheer bodysuits. Lisa Lockwood | Wwd, latimes.com, "Joan Smalls designs swimwear, intimate apparel for Smart & Sexy," 21 May 2018 Since power plants need vast amounts of water to generate steam, their unlined waste pits are located along lakes and rivers. Michael Biesecker, Fox News, "Hurricane could flood many waste sites, creating toxic brew," 12 Sep. 2018 The dress is unlined and made 100 percent of straw, which sounds like an incredibly comfortable and not-at-all itchy experience on a hot summer day. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jacquemus Debuts A Dress Made Entirely Of Straw Hats For $3,050," 14 June 2017 The holes are often unlined and adjacent to rivers, because steam electric plants need to be near bodies of water. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "Scott Pruitt’s Dirty Politics," 3 Apr. 2017 The barrels were initially buried in unlined pits in Idaho, but were unearthed as part of a cleanup process at the site. Washington Post, "Officials say radioactive sludge barrel ruptures now total 4," 25 Apr. 2018 Those unlined pits are sitting in Indiana's water table, and new data suggests the toxins are leaching into Hoosiers' ground water. Emily Hopkins, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana has a polluted reputation. Here's how bad it is.," 19 Apr. 2018 The 22-year-old rocked two fully unlined, sheer looks. Carolina Gonzales, Houston Chronicle, "Models, actresses try out revealing gowns at the Cannes Film Festival," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of unlined

1516, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unlined

: not marked with lines
: not having a lining

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to deny responsibility for

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