unvarnished


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un·var·nished

 (ŭn′vär′nĭsht)
adj.
1. Not coated with varnish: unvarnished floors.
2. Stated or otherwise presented without any effort to soften or disguise; plain: the unvarnished truth.

unvarnished

(ʌnˈvɑːnɪʃt)
adj
not elaborated upon or glossed; plain and direct: the unvarnished truth.

un•var•nished

(ʌnˈvɑr nɪʃt)

adj.
1. straightforward; without vagueness or subterfuge.
2. not coated with varnish.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unvarnished - not having a coating of stain or varnishunvarnished - not having a coating of stain or varnish
unpainted - not having a coat of paint or badly in need of a fresh coat; "an unpainted house"; "unpainted furniture"
2.unvarnished - free from any effort to soften to disguiseunvarnished - free from any effort to soften to disguise; "the plain and unvarnished truth"; "the unvarnished candor of old people and children"
direct - straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"

unvarnished

adjective plain, frank, honest, candid, simple, pure, bare, naked, straightforward, stark, sincere, pure and simple, unadorned, unembellished The full unvarnished truth about the Duke should be made public.

unvarnished

adjective
Without addition, decoration, or qualification:
Translations

unvarnished

[ˈʌnˈvɑːnɪʃt] ADJ
1. (= not varnished) → sin barnizar
2. (fig) (= plain) [account, description] → llano
the unvarnished truthla verdad lisa y llana, la verdad sin adornos

unvarnished

adj woodungefirnisst, unlackiert; (fig) truth, language, reportungeschminkt

unvarnished

[ʌnˈvɑːnɪʃt] adj (wood) → non verniciato/a (fig) (truth) → nudo/a e crudo/a; (account) → senza fronzoli
References in classic literature ?
He has stated such matters just as they occurred, and leaves every one to form his own opinion concerning them; trusting that his anxious desire to speak the unvarnished truth will gain for him the confidence of his readers.
Arraigned at my own bar, Memory having given her evidence of the hopes, wishes, sentiments I had been cherishing since last night--of the general state of mind in which I had indulged for nearly a fortnight past; Reason having come forward and told, in her own quiet way a plain, unvarnished tale, showing how I had rejected the real, and rabidly devoured the ideal;--I pronounced judgment to this effect:-
You will just permit me to mix a little more of the elixir of life, and then, as the poet says, my plain unvarnished tale I shall deliver."
"You are telling us in the most unvarnished manner that we are idiots," said Irais.
Wardle's favourite page, better known to the readers of this unvarnished history, by the distinguishing appellation of the fat boy.
But this is the unvarnished record of an odious hour, and it passed without further aggravation from without; only, as I drove to Sloane Street, the news was on all the posters, and on one I read of "a clew" which spelt for me a doom I was grimly resolved to share.
While showing support for the ambassador and the need for "unvarnished assessments" of foreign political situations, Number 10 distanced itself from Sir Kim's withering assessment of the Trump White House.
"Our ambassadors provide honest, unvarnished assessments of politics in their country, those views are not necessarily the views of ministers or indeed of the Government.
At the same time we have also underlined the importance of ambassadors being able to provide honest, unvarnished assessments of the politics in their country", May's spokesperson stated.
Sir Kim Darroch " While showing support for the ambassador and the need for "unvarnished assessments" of foreign political situations, Number 10 distanced itself from Sir Kim' withering assessment of the Trump White House.
David Gauke, the justice secretary, told the BBC it was important for ambassadors to be able to give "honest, unvarnished advice" to ministers, adding that the leak was "disgraceful".
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