unvarnished

[ uhn-vahr-nisht ]
/ ʌnˈvɑr nɪʃt /

adjective

plain; clear; straightforward; without vagueness or subterfuge; frank: the unvarnished truth.
unfinished, as floors or furniture; not coated with or as if with varnish.

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Origin of unvarnished

First recorded in 1595–1605; un-1 + varnish + -ed3, -ed2
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British Dictionary definitions for unvarnished

unvarnished
/ (ʌnˈvɑːnɪʃt) /

adjective

not elaborated upon or glossed; plain and directthe unvarnished truth
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