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: not adorned or glossed : plain, straightforward
told the unvarnished truth
: artless, frank
the unvarnished candor of old people and children —Janet Flanner
: not coated with or as if with varnish : crude, unfinished
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bald, bare, naked, plain, simple, unadorned, undecorated, unembellished, unornamented
adorned, decorated, embellished, fancy, ornamented
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1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
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: plain and direct
: not covered with varnish
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to deposit or conceal in a hiding place
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