unvarnished

adjective un·var·nished \ ˌən-ˈvär-nisht \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of unvarnished

1 a : not adorned or glossed : plain, straightforward
  • told the unvarnished truth
b : artless, frank
  • the unvarnished candor of old people and children
  • —Janet Flanner
2 : not coated with or as if with varnish : crude, unfinished

Examples of unvarnished in a Sentence

  1. If you want my unvarnished opinion, the movie stinks.

  2. I'm telling the unvarnished truth.

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First Known Use of unvarnished

1605

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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UNVARNISHED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of unvarnished for English Language Learners

  • : plain and direct

  • : not covered with varnish


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