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unvarnished

[uhn-vahr-nisht] /ʌnˈvɑr nɪʃt/
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
1595-1605; un-1 + varnish + -ed3, -ed2
Synonyms
1. bare, naked, candid, direct.
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British Dictionary definitions for un varnished

unvarnished

/ʌnˈvɑːnɪʃt/
adjective
1.
not elaborated upon or glossed; plain and direct: the unvarnished truth
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Word Origin and History for un varnished

unvarnished

adj.

c.1600, of statements, "not embellished," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of varnish (v.). Literal sense of "not covered in varnish" is recorded from 1758.

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