One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not ornamental; plain.
- ‘Jacob had two unornamental twin brothers then, and two unseemly parents.’
- ‘The first beads were large, unornamental and round.’
- ‘They have short sills and unornamental surrounds.’
- ‘So I learned then, once for all, that gold in its native state is but dull, unornamental stuff, and that only lowborn metals excite the admiration of the ignorant with an ostentatious glitter.’
- ‘Mr. Suárez writes in a cold, unornamental, Hemingwayesque style, always straightforward and cinematic.’
- ‘Most of the women are strongly formed and dressed in unornamental but convenient cottons.’
- ‘The bridges and stations should be cheap and unornamental, and constructed at the lowest possible expense.’
- ‘It was the pure yet not unornamental line of the early Wiener Werkstätte that proved most popular in America ten years ago.’
- ‘The crisp, cold, unornamental lines of his buildings, their rectilinear counterpointing of wide-eyed windows and bare, blind walls, shocked nobody.’
- ‘The sabers and accoutrements clank, and the entirely unornamental cortège as it trots toward Lafayette Square arouses no sensation, only some curious stranger stops and gazes.’
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