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  • adj. Plain, unadorned, or simple.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking embellishment or ornamentation


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  • To the extent that he subjectively identifies himself with that group, his death will have meaning for him even if it is unembellished with any ‘individualized’ legitimations.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Moe, for example, in his amateur naivete, believes that simply bringing the simple, unvarnished, unembellished “facts” to his audience is enough.

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  • Yesterday, I took a sheet of favored stationery -- crisp, white, unembellished -- and wrote to him to tell him how I feel.

    A Thoughtful Note: How Much Is It Worth?

  • A great architect like Ludwig Mies van der Rohe could, in something like the Seagram Building, reduce the design to a simple, virtually unembellished shaft and still elicit from it a poetry all its own.

    Heights of Fancy

  • Bram's taste isn't for the obvious, and the images he's curated rarely display traditionally seductive or eye-catching gimmickry; landscapes are drably colored, ordinary people are shown in unembellished states of ordinariness.

    Larissa Archer: No Gimmicks at Fraction Magazine Group Show

  • Here is a true story unembellished and told literally as it happened:

    Parade of Fools

  • The usual sidemen, including Cardle co-composer Eg White, are on board, but have come up with 10 atypically direct, unembellished R&B/soul tracks.

    Rebecca Ferguson: Heaven – review

  • Their unembellished form, which is partly indebted to the Romanian artist's interest in technology and the clear-cut tools found in industrial applications, is far from a cold perfectionism.

    Fondation Beyeler Show Places Brancusi and Serra Head to Head

  • Linda Evangelista strip down to their unembellished selves and into their next outfit.

    From Incubator to Runway, a City Initiative

  • A moment later he was off, replaced by Carol Ash, New York state's parks commissioner, whose unembellished manner the host seemed to prefer.

    An Essential Shad Bake


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