What does unvarnished mean?

Definitions for unvarnishedʌnˈvɑr nɪʃt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unvarnished.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unstained, unvarnished(adj)

    not having a coating of stain or varnish

  2. plain, unvarnished(adj)

    free from any effort to soften to disguise

    "the plain and unvarnished truth"; "the unvarnished candor of old people and children"


  1. unvarnished(Adjective)

    Not having been coated with varnish (or other surface treatment).

  2. unvarnished(Adjective)

    Pure, natural, unmodified (especially in the phrase "unvarnished truth").

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unvarnished

    un-vär′nisht, adj. not varnished: not artfully embellished: plain.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unvarnished in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unvarnished in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Fulton John Sheen:

    Baloney is the unvarnished lie laid on so thick you hate it. Blarney is flattery laid on so thin you love it.

  2. Emma Sinclair-Webb:

    It is an unvarnished move for an arbitrary, mass and permanent purge of the civil service, prosecutors and judges, and to close down private institutions and associations without evidence, justification or due process.

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