The plain facts without embellishment, as in Let's just have the unvarnished truth about the sale. This idiom was first recorded in 1883, although unvarnished had been used to describe a direct statement since Shakespeare's time.
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truthfulness, legitimacy, veracity, certainty, principle, authenticity, fact, accuracy, truism, nitty-gritty, maxim, facts, verisimilitude, score, actuality, axiom, rectitude, picture, dope, precision
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