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Undecorated

plain

adjective

simple in design, with no decoration

simple

adjective

plain and without decoration

functional

adjective

practical and simple, with no unnecessary features or decorations

spartan

adjective

very plain and simple, without the things that make life comfortable and pleasant

bare

adjective

bare walls, surfaces etc have no covering or decoration

unadorned

adjective

not decorated, or not made to look more attractive

spare

adjective

plain and simple without any unnecessary detail or decoration

austere

adjective

plain in style and without decoration

simply

adverb

in a very ordinary or plain way

plainly

adverb

without a lot of decoration

protologism

a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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garbage patch

a collection of debris, mostly consisting of plastic, which moves around in the sea …

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