from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Unadorned.

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  • adj. Not ornamented; without ornament

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not ornamented; unadorned; not decorated; plain.

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

  • adj. lacking embellishment or ornamentation


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un- +‎ ornamented


  • I fancy you would find our talk amusing if you could assist at it in a cloak of darkness, for one of the penalties of being 'the wisest man and profoundest thinker of the age' is the royal one of never hearing the plain, 'unornamented' truth spoken; everyone striving to be wise and profound/invitâ naturâ/in the presence of such a one, and making himself as much as possible into his likeness.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • And in a way isn't art or for that matter theater and film criticism the unornamented, un-illuminated written word's severe iconoclastic reaction to if not to say corrective to if not to say vengeance upon the Image and the terrible danger it poses?

    Tony Kushner At The School Of Visual Arts: 'Artists Know That Diligence Counts As Much, If Not More, As Inspiration'

  • Plain and unornamented, it was exactly the kind of gate Anya expected to find in a sewer.


  • Soaring above, the roof was unornamented, just a graceful assemblage of beams.

    Blood Ninja II

  • The platform itself was unornamented, simple slabs of stone mortared to one another, but the sides were inlaid with hexagonal patterns in white marble.

    Shadow Princess

  • The common folk in Carson City used unornamented sacks for their walls, while the local aristocrats sported rudimentary frescoes made from red-and-blue flour sacks.


  • Their traditional headgear, for example, had been the fearsome, unornamented black buffalo-wool cap with jutting horns, the stuff of nightmares for generations of settlers.


  • Though written in supple, unornamented prose, Goodbye to a River is essentially a lyric elegy, to a place and a way of life John cared deeply about.

    Literary Life: A Second Memoir

  • The subject of The Pillars of Society was the hollowness and rottenness of those supports, and the severe and unornamented prose which

    Henrik Ibsen

  • Modern architecture -- with its unornamented look of strength and authority -- was the one progressive art some Nazis liked.

    Exiles On Main St.


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