- not varnished
- plain; simple; unadorned: the unvarnished truth
- Not coated with varnish: unvarnished floors.
- Stated or otherwise presented without any effort to soften or disguise; plain: the unvarnished truth.
- Not having been coated with varnish (other surface treatment).
- Pure, natural, unmodified (especially in the phrase "unvarnished truth").