Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Unadorned.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not ornamented; unadorned; not decorated; plain.

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  • adjective Not ornamented; without ornament

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

  • adjective lacking embellishment or ornamentation

Etymologies

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un- +‎ ornamented

Examples

  • 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

  • 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.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • 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.

    LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY

  • 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

  • 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.

    Sparks

  • 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'

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

    Blood Ninja II

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