Without addition, decoration, or qualification
The first portion deals with Patrick's career down to his arrival in Ireland and contains an unvarnished statement of fact.
unvarnished truth about teaching.
But it may safely be said that his tale is best where most unvarnished, and probably no writer of the same rank has owed less to the mere sparkle of highly polished literary style.
But they do support the theory that our author meant to give an unvarnished account of such words and deeds as had come to his knowledge.
unvarnished look at the life of Oscar Wilde that's all the more compelling for its candor.