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synonyms for unvarnished

  • candid
  • straightforward
  • unadorned
  • bare
  • clean
  • down and dirty
  • folksy
  • for real
  • frank
  • genuine
  • homey
  • naked
  • open
  • open and shut
  • pure
  • pure and simple
  • simple
  • sincere
  • stark
  • straight
  • unconcealed
  • undisguised
  • undissembled
  • unembellished
  • vanilla
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antonyms for unvarnished

MOST RELEVANT
  • deceitful
  • devious
  • dishonest
  • falsified
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How to use unvarnished in a sentence

These make flags droop but promise that an unvarnished accounting will aid the cause of progress.
WE TEACH STUDENTS HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE U.S., NOT TO LOVE IT — OR HATE ITDANIEL IMMERWAHRDECEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Their leaders were the public faces Americans turned to for the unvarnished truth.
INSIDE THE FALL OF THE CDCBY JAMES BANDLER, PATRICIA CALLAHAN, SEBASTIAN ROTELLA AND KIRSTEN BERGOCTOBER 15, 2020PROPUBLICA
But give me a comprehensive idea of the place, in your own inimitable unvarnished diction.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Some of these bald, unvarnished tales give a capital idea of the men who conquered the wilderness.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
No; I only wish you to give me a perfectly unvarnished account.
AMPHITRYONMOLIERE
He tells a plain, unvarnished tale, and the very truth of it makes for beauty.
BATTLES OF ENGLISH HISTORYH. B. (HEREFORD BROOKE) GEORGE
In the cottage there were six tiny little bedrooms divided from one another by plain unvarnished partitions of pine.
THE EMPTY HOUSE AND OTHER GHOST STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
What I saw was deeply interesting intelligence to me, and unvarnished truths I was listening and reading at the same time.
STANLEY'S ADVENTURES IN THE WILDS OF AFRICAJOEL TYLER HEADLEY AND WILLIAM FLETCHER JOHNSON
It is a fact, however, that varnished glass is rarely if ever so good as unvarnished glass at its best.
ON LABORATORY ARTSRICHARD THRELFALL
Then slowly he declared with the unvarnished candor of the backwoods: "Joe's got all a man needs—but—jest—guts!"
A PAGAN OF THE HILLSCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO UNVARNISHED

  • frank
  • honest
  • plain
  • unvarnished
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.