Definition of unpainted in US English:



  • Not painted.

    • ‘But another idea would be to buy unpainted furniture, and paint it a lilac in a few shades darker than the walls, with black trim.’
    • ‘It was an old, unpainted, sand-scratched wooden home with small barred windows.’
    • ‘The walls and ceilings have been left unpainted and bare.’
    • ‘The equivalent double beds are £445 unpainted, £730 painted.’
    • ‘If you used 10 sq. in. of paint, you would have 10 sq. in. of surface unpainted.’
    • ‘In Graham's day the now cork floor was bare, unpainted floorboards and very cold in winter.’
    • ‘The British adopt patterns that leave some skin unpainted, while the US armed forces prefer to paint the face completely in two-colour creams.’
    • ‘Despite their differing purposes, these buildings share a single factor in common: the white concrete of their exteriors have all been left unpainted.’
    • ‘Usually the village was a line of unpainted wooden huts along each side of a main street that was unpaved and undrained.’
    • ‘Every unpainted piece of metal was polished and smoothed, including the impractical brass funnels on admirals' pinnaces.’
    • ‘She says unpainted railings and radiators he could bump into are just some of the health risks which could pose serious problems for her son.’
    • ‘Some of these bridges, plain and unpainted, are like small houses which have woken from sleep, yawned themselves open at both ends, and stretched luxuriously like cats.’
    • ‘At this time he also began to leave wide borders around the paintings unpainted, a practice developed from his earlier style of keeping large areas of the canvas raw.’
    • ‘Other places were smaller and looked like they were made of unpainted wooden clapboard.’
    • ‘This is repeated all the way down the paper for the smoothest and most even paint application without leaving unpainted white sections.’
    • ‘Remember its that dull looking door, that unpainted gateway or wall, that can detract from the house and the house can detract from the village.’
    • ‘Behind her followed the geisha Chikafuku, her face unpainted, wearing an elegant, ankle-length kimono of subdued greys and browns.’
    • ‘It all started when Mr Heiko Niedermeier MD of Neo Paint noticed unpainted school buildings while on a business trip in the north.’
    • ‘The unpainted wooden walls were still hung with small decorations - a crocheted dolls' hat, a carved piece of wood, a small tin charm.’
    • ‘Above the wooden chest and upon the bare unpainted wall hung his shield, short sword, and spear.’
    bare, plain, unlacquered, unpolished, unfinished, untreated, raw, natural, matt
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