un·​pol·​ished | \ ˌən-ˈpä-lisht How to pronounce unpolished (audio) \

Definition of unpolished

: not polished unpolished gemstones a talented but unpolished performer an unpolished rough draft

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Recent Examples on the Web Ragged, unpolished naturalism is not the same thing as emotional truth. Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter, "'DAU. Natasha': Film Review | Berlin 2020," 26 Feb. 2020 But you’d be hard pressed to find anything naïve or unpolished about the work itself. Will Heinrich, New York Times, "The Outsider Art Fair 2020: 7 Must-See Exhibits," 17 Jan. 2020 Fast forward to this December, when a pair of plain, gray press-ons saved my broken, unpolished nails moments before a fancy holiday party. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "I'm Obsessed With Press-On Nails, and Here's Why You Should Be, Too," 14 Jan. 2020 Gronkowski was unpolished, of course, and meandered some. BostonGlobe.com, "“So, I’ll always keep it open,’’ said Gronkowski, bouncing around some more. “I’ll always keep it open, I’ll always keep it open, I’ll always keep the door open.”," 11 Oct. 2019 Jarvis Landry is unpolished but tenacious underneath. Andy Benoit, SI.com, "Two Years Removed From 0-16, These Browns Have No Major Weaknesses," 17 July 2019 That and Yang’s unpolished demeanor has helped him raise the money and public support to make Thursday’s stage while other more experienced politicians have fallen from competition. BostonGlobe.com, "The first question in the debate was about impeachment. But the answer from the Democratic candidates was about electability.," 20 Dec. 2019 The Lakers, of course, also have Anthony Davis, as well as several capable shooters, certainly more than the unpolished youth of the Hawks. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "Heat’s Derrick Jones Jr. moving up in weight class, with LeBron James the next challenge," 12 Dec. 2019 Still, even after Gray signed with a major label, his online presence maintains that DIY feel, honest and unpolished. Aamina Khan, Vogue, "Conan Gray Always Tells the Truth," 29 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of unpolished

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unpolished.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpolished. Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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