There was nothing for it but to turn from the ungarnished sideboard and face her again.
His style is his own, plain, clear, ungarnished and straight-forward.
If Deborah chooses to go with ungarnished ears, it is her affair; my conscience is free of all reproach.
These ungarnished, clear words, which offer nothing new, still contain as much as may be said and explained.
A very straightforward and ungarnished account of the dispute between France and Madagascar.
Amidst a cluster of locusts and weeping willows, rose the spire of the church, in the ungarnished decency of Sunday neatness.
Besides, you want the unvarnished and ungarnished truth, and I'm no hand for that.
If you hear these rumours again, meet them with a flat, ungarnished denial.
He put the question in this ungarnished form, not supplying detailed conditions.
I wish things would look more adorned to me, less palpably obvious and ungarnished.
late 14c., from Old French garniss-, present participle stem of garnir "provide, furnish; fortify, reinforce," from a Germanic stem related to Proto-Germanic *warnejan "be cautious, guard, provide for" (cf. Old High German warnon "to take heed," Old English warnian "to take warning, beware;" see warn). Sense evolution is from "arm oneself" to "fit out" to "embellish," which was the earliest meaning in English, though the others also were used in Middle English. Culinary sense of "to decorate a dish for the table" predominated after c.1700. Older meaning survives in legal sense of "warning of attachment of funds" (1570s). Related: Garnished; garnishing.
late 14c., "set of tableware" (probably a dozen; usually pewter), from garnish (v.). Sense of "embellishments to food" is from 1670s.
overlay with stones (2 Chr. 3:6), adorn (Rev. 21:19), deck with garlands (Matt. 23:29), furnish (12:44). In Job 26:13 (Heb. shiphrah, meaning "brightness"), "By his spirit the heavens are brightness" i.e., are bright, splendid, beautiful.