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 Furniture and other interior components tend to be gritty and rough: think of unpolished wood with a bit of edge to it. Ivana Chavez, chicagotribune.com, "Best rustic home décor," 22 Mar. 2021 Okoro was known as tenacious defender with an unpolished repertoire at the other end coming out of Auburn. cleveland, "Cleveland Cavaliers have ‘no doubts’ about Isaac Okoro’s potential on offense," 18 Mar. 2021 Although Roman has a family connection to the West African griot tradition, his own storytelling talents are rough and unpolished, and all the more affectingly human for it. Justin Chang Film Critic, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Night of the Kings,’ a movie about the power of storytelling, also has a good story to tell," 26 Feb. 2021 Here’s my cheat sheet to getting a range of such Santa Barbara County winery experiences, from the most unpolished urban setting to the epitome of luxury, and most everything in between. Matt Kettmann, SFChronicle.com, "The essential Santa Barbara County winery bucket list," 17 Dec. 2020 In recent years, the neighborhood has been engrossed in a cultural custody battle between those who wish to preserve its history and unpolished character, and developers looking to capitalize on prime real estate. Claire Ballor, Dallas News, "Postino, a funky Phoenix wine bar, is bringing cool vibes and bruschetta boards to Deep Ellum," 13 Nov. 2020 But insecure, unpolished, overly eager Andy is gone. Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, "Make Way For Anne Hathaway, Grand High Witch Of Camp," 22 Oct. 2020 As none of these personal films were intended to make money, the show is like an alternative history of cinema, one that elevates the unpolished image and the diaristic impulse over craftsmanship and commercialism. Richard B. Woodward, WSJ, "‘Private Lives Public Spaces’ Review: An Alternative Cinema History," 20 Oct. 2020 But those early stumbles were always expected from the unpolished teenager. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Kevin Porter Jr. shows potential to be franchise building block: Cleveland Cavaliers Season Review," 29 June 2020

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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 11 Apr. 2021.

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