One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not ornamental; plain.
- ‘Jacob had two unornamental twin brothers then, and two unseemly parents.’
- ‘It was the pure yet not unornamental line of the early Wiener Werkstätte that proved most popular in America ten years ago.’
- ‘Most of the women are strongly formed and dressed in unornamental but convenient cottons.’
- ‘The first beads were large, unornamental and round.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘They have short sills and unornamental surrounds.’
- ‘Mr. Suárez writes in a cold, unornamental, Hemingwayesque style, always straightforward and cinematic.’
- ‘The crisp, cold, unornamental lines of his buildings, their rectilinear counterpointing of wide-eyed windows and bare, blind walls, shocked nobody.’
- ‘The bridges and stations should be cheap and unornamental, and constructed at the lowest possible expense.’
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