un·​paint·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈpān-təd How to pronounce unpainted (audio) \

Definition of unpainted

: not painted unpainted wood an unpainted canvas

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His father died when García was six, and for a few years García attended elementary school with a throng of local children in a one-room building perched on poles, its bare unpainted walls made of split bamboo. Charles David Kleymeyer, Smithsonian, "Meet Juan García Salazar, the Man Who Championed Black Identity in Ecuador," 14 June 2019 The mattress, still soaked, came to rest against an unpainted facade. Rowan Moore Gerety, Harper's magazine, "Downstream," 10 June 2019 The studio itself, a jarring departure from the neighborhood where struggling families live in unpainted concrete homes, is a showcase of talent from near and far. Dionne Searcey, New York Times, "Kehinde Wiley (and His Infinity Pool) Are Ready to Spoil Artists," 4 June 2019 Rough-hewn beams, unpainted walls and mounted hunting trophies nod to classic lodge décor, but unconventional elements make the scheme more interesting. Tim Gavan, WSJ, "Yves Saint Laurent’s Unapologetically Luxurious Cabin in the Woods," 7 Sep. 2018 Connect the other end of the black (negative) jumper cable to an unpainted metal part in the dead car, as far from the battery as the cable will reach. Alex Leanse, Popular Mechanics, "The Most Important Facts (And Myths) About Your Car Battery," 17 May 2017 An unpainted brick wood-burning fireplace is the focal point of the living room, and authentic details like globe lights and the original stain help maintain the home’s style. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Double A-frame Eichler in Northern California asks $2.7M," 25 Sep. 2018 Since at least the Renaissance, it had been assumed that Greco-Roman sculptors deliberately left their works unpainted. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Those painted sculptures in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey are true to history," 23 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of unpainted

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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