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plain (a)
Definition: free from any effort to soften to disguise
Example: the plain and unvarnished truth. the unvarnished candor of old people and children.
Definition: free from any effort to soften to disguise
Example: the plain and unvarnished truth. the unvarnished candor of old people and children.
Definition: free from any effort to soften to disguise
Example: the plain and unvarnished truth. the unvarnished candor of old people and children.
plain (r)
Definition: unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
Example: the answer is obviously wrong. she was in bed and evidently in great pain. he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list. it is all patently nonsense. she has apparently been living here for some time. I thought he owned the property, but apparently not. You are plainly wrong. he is plain stubborn.
Definition: unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
Example: the answer is obviously wrong. she was in bed and evidently in great pain. he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list. it is all patently nonsense. she has apparently been living here for some time. I thought he owned the property, but apparently not. You are plainly wrong. he is plain stubborn.
Definition: unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
Example: the answer is obviously wrong. she was in bed and evidently in great pain. he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list. it is all patently nonsense. she has apparently been living here for some time. I thought he owned the property, but apparently not. You are plainly wrong. he is plain stubborn.
plain (n)
Definition: a basic knitting stitch
Definition: a basic knitting stitch
Definition: a basic knitting stitch made by putting the needle through the front of the stitch from the lefthand side
plain (a)
Definition: lacking in physical beauty or proportion
Example: a homely child. several of the buildings were downright homely. a plain girl with a freckled face.
Definition: lacking in physical beauty or proportion
Example: a homely child. several of the buildings were downright homely. a plain girl with a freckled face.
Definition: lacking in physical beauty or proportion
Example: a homely child. several of the buildings were downright homely. a plain girl with a freckled face.
plain (a)
Definition: not mixed with extraneous elements
Example: plain water. sheer wine. not an unmixed blessing.
Definition: not mixed with extraneous elements
Example: plain water. sheer wine. not an unmixed blessing.
Definition: not mixed with extraneous elements
Example: plain water. sheer wine. not an unmixed blessing.
plain (n)
Definition: extensive tract of level open land
Example: they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain. he longed for the fields of his youth.
Definition: extensive tract of level open land
Example: they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain. he longed for the fields of his youth.
Definition: extensive tract of level open land
Example: they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain. he longed for the fields of his youth.
plain (a)
Definition: clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
Example: the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields. evident hostility. manifest disapproval. patent advantages. made his meaning plain. it is plain that he is no reactionary. in plain view.
Definition: clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
Example: the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields. evident hostility. manifest disapproval. patent advantages. made his meaning plain. it is plain that he is no reactionary. in plain view.
Definition: clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
Example: the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields. evident hostility. manifest disapproval. patent advantages. made his meaning plain. it is plain that he is no reactionary. in plain view. a palpable lie.
plain (v)
Definition: express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
Example: My mother complains all day. She has a lot to kick about.
Definition: express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
Example: My mother complains all day. She has a lot to kick about.
Definition: express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
Example: My mother complains all day. She has a lot to kick about.
plain (a)
Definition: lacking embellishment or ornamentation
Example: a plain hair style. unembellished white walls. functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete.
Definition: lacking embellishment or ornamentation
Example: a plain hair style. unembellished white walls. functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete.
Definition: lacking embellishment or ornamentation
Example: a plain hair style. unembellished white walls. functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete.
plain (a)
Definition: lacking patterns especially in color
Definition: lacking patterns especially in color
Definition: lacking patterns especially in color
plain (a)
Definition: not elaborate or elaborated
Example: plain food. stuck to the plain facts. a plain blue suit. a plain rectangular brick building.
Definition: not elaborate or elaborated
Example: plain food. stuck to the plain facts. a plain blue suit. a plain rectangular brick building.
Definition: not elaborate or elaborated
Example: plain food. stuck to the plain facts. a plain blue suit. a plain rectangular brick building.