un varnished

unvarnished

[uhn-vahr-nisht]
adjective
1.
plain; clear; straightforward; without vagueness or subterfuge; frank: the unvarnished truth.
2.
unfinished, as floors or furniture; not coated with or as if with varnish.

Origin:
1595–1605; un-1 + varnish + -ed3, -ed2


1. bare, naked, candid, direct.
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unvarnished (ʌnˈvɑːnɪʃt)
 
adj
not elaborated upon or glossed; plain and direct: the unvarnished truth

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unvarnished
1604, of statements, "not embellished," from un- (1) "not" + pp. of varnish (v.). Lit. sense of "not covered in varnish" is recorded from 1758.
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