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Not embellished or decorated:‘the unembellished truth’
straightforward, frank, plain-spoken, candid, direct, bluff, to the point, forthright, unequivocal, point-blank, unceremonious, undiplomatic, indelicateView synonyms
- ‘The salutes were quick and unembellished this time - the fencers were tired.’
- ‘His account of his ascent to the upper echelons of the British literary canon is so concise and unembellished, so, well, Swiftian, it could have been delivered by one of his own characters.’
- ‘The stark, unembellished style reflects perfectly the silence and sense of infinite time and space.’
- ‘Someone, please give us the facts unembellished by hype, but backed up by commitments and figures we can both understand and rely upon.’
- ‘The prose is lean and unembellished, and the story flows easily out of it.’
- ‘What makes Bloody Sunday so powerful is how unembellished it feels.’
- ‘By the conclusion of the show, the unembellished, standard shotgun sold for a final impressive auction bid of $65,000.’
- ‘As in the rococo period, virtually no surface was allowed to escape unembellished.’
- ‘This lack of structure could be seen as a flaw; but as part of Oldman's vision, it works as a kind of unadorned, unembellished honesty.’
- ‘Limiting most of your selection to simple, unembellished items will provide the opportunity to set off, or feature, a more decorative one - such as the group of patterned mugs shown here.’
- ‘And then he would present the results in, shall we say, a relatively unembellished way.’
- ‘Five of us shared a dozen oysters and an unembellished boiled crab.’
- ‘In keeping with Scottish traditions of frugality and a canny eye for making a penny, the Freemasons who designed it felt that it would be of much more use if it remained relatively unembellished.’
- ‘I love the great stories unembellished with fiction: The second World War, for instance.’
- ‘After pages of beautifully written memories, Hyena's Belly ends suddenly with a sharp unembellished paragraph.’
- ‘Her skin was unembellished and was almost shining.’
- ‘The story begins, unembellished, with that line about doing what they love to do.’
- ‘Frank Wood is an honestly unembellished Jody, and Patrick Clear a restrainedly sympathetic Bill.’
- ‘When casting, Madden says: ‘I picked him out because his take on the movement was unembellished.’’
- ‘He wrote all his speeches himself, and they took on a lean unembellished eloquence full of apt metaphors and precise allusions.’
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