Definition of unornamented in English:


Pronunciation /ˌənˈôrnəmen(t)əd/ /ˌənˈɔrnəmɛn(t)əd/


  • Not having any decoration.

    • ‘Decoration needed to be in keeping with the sober, relatively unornamented classicism of the building if it was to bring the triumphant unity of the project to full expression.’
    • ‘Traditional types and spaces: tenement blocks, streets and squares were to be reinterpreted in austere, unornamented buildings which, some thought, would acquire gentler qualities under the influences of use and time.’
    • ‘In the decades that followed, she notes, followers of Le Corbusier made rings that were severely unornamented and of materials such as lacquer, silver, chrome, steel, and precious stones - all in abstract designs.’
    • ‘Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Lloyd Wright and Neutra created sleek, unornamented homes that redefined residential living.’
    • ‘The bleakness of Young's After the Gold Rush and Cohen's Bird on a Wire are amplified by her precise enunciation and unornamented piano accompaniment.’
    • ‘This was a large cathedral, large but unornamented, with little décor addressing either altar or aisle.’
    • ‘When examined using scanning electron microscopy, almost all of the charred material consists of secondary tissue composed of unornamented, elongate cells with exceptionally thick radial walls, arranged in irregular rows.’
    • ‘Real Tuscan villas possess a sort of laconic elegance from their relatively unornamented rustic style: the rough hewn here is more of the Home Depot ‘I forgot’ variety.’
    • ‘It relies on composition, using largely unornamented surfaces, with small incidents of ornament, or at times a small-scale over-all pattern.’
    • ‘It stands on a low and unornamented polished granite plinth in the centre of a small square of bluestone which sits flush with the surrounding turf.’
    • ‘They were visited upon a collection of emptied maritime foundations, the flat and unornamented exteriors of abandoned concrete and stucco-surfaced buildings and the wreckage of burned-out cars along a highway.’
    • ‘Gambel's quail is a highly ornate and dichromatic species, whereas scaled quail (C. squamata) is unornamented and monochromatic.’
    • ‘Yet within the English critical formalist tradition, there is a precocious - and pertinent - esthetic responsiveness to unornamented industrial architecture on the part of Clive Bell.’
    • ‘With the exception of some Warholian meanderings of the camera, the scene is shot in the unornamented style of direct cinema (another movement concerned with an authentic, unmediated art).’
    • ‘Graphically, Big Brother is very cartoon-like. The graphics are nothing to get excited over and besides a few supposedly exclusive video clips, it's all rather unornamented.’
    • ‘In transverse section both inner and outer layers are present although the surface usually appears unornamented.’
    • ‘The little blue-haired girl was in front of the simple wooden door, the door that symbolized the huge metamorphosis she would go through upon stepping past that unornamented threshold.’
    • ‘In this film Buñuel abandons his customary surrealism for a subdued, unornamented style.’
    • ‘The stippled backdrop is unornamented, increasing the tight focal emphasis on the figure.’
    • ‘It was almost entirely unornamented, the stiff bodice emphasizing her narrow waist.’
    plain, unadorned, undecorated, unembellished, unornamented, without ornament, without ornamentation, unelaborate, unpretentious, unostentatious, unfussy, no-nonsense, basic, modest, unsophisticated, penny plain, without frills, honest, homely, homespun, everyday, workaday



/ˌənˈôrnəmen(t)əd/ /ˌənˈɔrnəmɛn(t)əd/