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Plain

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Definition of plain
- Plain adj
- Clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses; "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" [syn: {apparent}, {evident}, {manifest}, {patent}]
- Not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building" [ant: {fancy}]
- Lacking patterns especially in color [syn: {unpatterned}] [ant: {patterned}]
- Not mixed with extraneous elements; "plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing" [syn: {sheer}, {unmingled}, {unmixed}]
- Free from any effort to soften to disguise; "the plain and unvarnished truth"; "the unvarnished candor of old people and children" [syn: {unvarnished}]
- Lacking embellishment or ornamentation; "a plain hair style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete" [syn: {unembellished}, {unornamented}]
- Lacking stylistic embellishment; "a literal description"; "wrote good but plain prose"; "a plain unadorned account of the coronation"; "a forthright unembellished style" [syn: {literal}, {unembellished}]
- Comprehensible to the general public; "written for the popular press in plain nontechnical language" [syn: {popular}]
- Lacking in physical beauty or proportion; "a homely child"; "several of the buildings were downright homely"; "a plain girl with a freckled face" [syn: {homely}] n
- Extensive tract of level open land; "they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"; "he longed for the fields of his youth" [syn: {field}, {champaign}]
- A basic knitting stitch [syn: {knit}, {knit stitch}, {plain stitch}] adv : unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly'); "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" [syn: {obviously}, {evidently}, {manifestly}, {patently}, {apparently}, {plainly}] v : express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about" [syn: {complain}, {kick}, {sound off}, {quetch}, {kvetch}] [ant: {cheer}]
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