unpainted

adjective
un·​paint·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈpān-təd \

Definition of unpainted

: not painted unpainted wood an unpainted canvas

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of unpainted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

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 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unpainted.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of unpainted

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about unpainted

Statistics for unpainted

Last Updated

5 Jan 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for unpainted

The first known use of unpainted was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on unpainted

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for unpainted

Comments on unpainted

What made you want to look up unpainted? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by fawning attentiveness

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!