The unvarnished fashions of New England honesty grated on his ear.
If there is one thing that I may claim to be above all others, it is ‘unvarnished’.
Neither of these versions, however, is a plain, unvarnished tale.
He had told the unvarnished truth, but she interpreted it in her own way.
This is truth, plain, unvarnished truth, just as the writer has found it.