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(of clothes or other fabric articles) not smoothed with an iron.‘he wore an unironed shirt’
- ‘Over their unironed or unironable shirts we have matte/shiny patterns in black and aubergine and Cassidy's tank-gray vest with infusions of canary yellow and ultramarine.’
- ‘Their spirit has meant that their creases have remained unironed.’
- ‘The ageing process might have begun for him then - his forehead wrinkled, like an unironed cloth, with the worries of the world entwined in each strain of the fabric.’
- ‘He is seen in an open shirt (even his vest is faintly visible behind the wrinkled and unironed shirt) with a jacket casually thrown over it.’
- ‘He would never walk out of the house in anything dirty or unironed.’
- ‘When Iris is looking up records of her great-aunt she ‘reads of refusals to speak, of unironed clothes, of never wanting marital relations or wanting them too much or not enough or not in the right way or seeking them elsewhere.’’
- ‘The other guy wears black velour jackets comboed with unironed flannelette pyjama shirts and loud ties.’
- ‘I nodded and said, ‘The unironed shirt really completes the effect.’’
- ‘The latest BBC drama is a hugely enjoyable lark starring everyone's favourite unironed Irish charmer.’
- ‘I can sleep in unironed sheets one month, and devote hours to spraying them with lavender-scented linen water and smoothing them to satin softness the next.’
- ‘Harriet slouched until she was almost hunchbacked, wearing boy's clothes, unironed and grubby.’
- ‘Of course, when I say ‘Ironing Pile’, I don't mean to suggest that I'll be modelling unironed shirts from now on.’
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