un·​paint·​ed | \ˌən-ˈpān-təd \

Definition of unpainted 

: not painted unpainted wood an unpainted canvas

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The city has an open case against the property for unpainted boards on the exterior. Parker Leavitt, azcentral, "Readers' picks: Worst Phoenix eyesores of 2015," 4 Nov. 2015 The petals are unpainted silver and the center is a brassy yellow. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "Algren Award finalist: "Nothing Less Than 20,000 Watts" by Susan Finch," 2 June 2018 In these City Ballet performances, the freedom of Robbins’s departures from the details of his music felt like the paintings in which Cézanne leaves parts of the canvas magisterially unpainted, or like Matisse cutouts. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, "City Ballet’s ‘Robbins 100’: Making Music Theatrical," 22 May 2018 Each camper comes stained and unpainted, giving you a chance to customize the colors and extra details like flower beds, striped awnings, and mini grills. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "These mini vintage campers make adorable birdhouses," 27 Apr. 2018 The carbon roof also is left unpainted, as are the carbon-fiber hood and wing (which are of the same material but painted on the non-Weissach RS). Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "Weissach Package Lightens 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Your Bank Account," 28 Mar. 2018 Many of the materials used were hand-scraped, walls were left unpainted to mimic an early look, and milk paint was used throughout the home to give it that perfect patina. Elizabeth Finkelstein, Country Living, "We Can Hardly Believe This "18th Century" Farmhouse Is Less Than Two Decades Old," 13 July 2017 Instead of connecting the remaining negative clamp to the dead battery, find an unpainted engine bolt or piece of the vehicle's frame and secure your clamp to that. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "How to Jumpstart a Car," 26 Jan. 2017 Swing right, then make a quick left on Cicero Drive, which takes you to the unpainted stairs that descend to Redcliff Street. Zoie Matthew, Los Angeles Magazine, "Get Your Steps in Climbing Silver Lake’s Painted Stairways," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of unpainted

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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