Etymology
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unvarnished (adj.)

c. 1600, of statements, "not embellished," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of varnish (v.). Literal sense of "not covered in varnish" is recorded from 1758.

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Definitions of unvarnished

unvarnished (adj.)
not having a coating of stain or varnish;
Synonyms: unstained
unvarnished (adj.)
free from any effort to soften to disguise;
the unvarnished candor of old people and children
the plain and unvarnished truth
Synonyms: plain
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