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unembellished

Unembellished means without decoration. You might prefer plain, unembellished sweaters — unlike your grandmother, who likes hers covered in pompoms, sequins, and beads.

You can use this adjective for things that lack ornaments or frills, but it's also great for describing something that's straightforward and truthful. An unembellished story in the newspaper doesn't have any fancy flourishes or extra details — it simply tells it like it is. When reporters ask questions, they usually prefer an unembellished "yes" or "no," rather than a long, evasive response.

Definitions of unembellished
  1. adjective
    lacking embellishment or ornamentation
    unembellished white walls”
    synonyms: bare, plain, spare, unornamented
    unadorned, undecorated
    not decorated with something to increase its beauty or distinction
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