verb (used with object)
Origin of adorn
Examples from the Web for unadorned
Three were unadorned; one bore a wreath, red ribbons, and a name: Adolf Hitler.The Real Monuments Men: The Coronation Chamber of Hitler|Robert Edsel|February 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is one of the few pure, unadorned dramas to be regularly found in professional life.On Match Day, the Nation’s Medical Students Discover Their Residencies|Casey Schwartz|March 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But here, it happens immediately, unadorned by the compassion that comes with years passing.
The coats retail for $295; the Gap's unadorned women's classic trench sells for just $88.
But say you had a bunch of tomatoes, and were tired of slicing and sprinkling, and bowing low to the unadorned tomato.
There is in the unadorned picture of any incident in the past a sort of hallowed character that no ornate frame can improve.T. De Witt Talmage|T. De Witt Talmage
He is open to the convincing pleasures of the simple and unadorned life; he is satisfied with simple people.Mrs. Falchion, Complete|Gilbert Parker
As one of your own poets has said, you appear 'when unadorned, adorned the most.'Valeria|William Henry Withrow
The plain columns and unadorned pediments express strength and simplicity rather than beauty.A Trip to the Orient|Robert Urie Jacob
Plain, unadorned Protestantism is most to the taste of the middle classes of Great Britain.
Word Origin for adorn
late 14c., "to decorate, embellish," also "be an ornament to," from Old French aorner "to order, arrange, dispose, equip; adorn," from Latin adornare "equip, provide, embellish," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ornare "prepare, furnish, adorn, fit out," from stem of ordo "order" (see order (n.)). The -d- was reinserted by French scribes 14c., in English from late 15c. Related: Adorned; adorning.