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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unburnished of metals e.g.; not made shiny and smooth by friction
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In literature:

I am diffident of appearing before the public unburnished by an abler hand.
"The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders" by Ernest Scott
To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!
"The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2" by Various
London lay unburnished, like an ill-kept yacht, and the emptiness of Sunday made it dreary beyond all words.
"The Turnstile" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
The jumble of brass chandeliers hung unburnished and most of them were empty.
"The White Terror and The Red" by Abraham Cahan