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plain

adjective (a)

  • not elaborate or elaborated; simple (adj.all)
    Antonym: fancy
    Example:
    Plain food.
    Stuck to the plain facts.
    A plain blue suit.
    A plain rectangular brick building.
    source: wordnet30
  • lacking patterns especially in color (adj.all)
    Synonym: unpatterned
    Antonym: patterned
    source: wordnet30
  • Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even. See Plane. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • extensive tract of level open land (noun.object)
    Synonym: champaign, field
    Example:
    They emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain.
    source: wordnet30
  • a basic knitting stitch (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • Level land; usually, an open field or a broad stretch of land with an even surface, or a surface little varied by inequalities; as, the plain of Jordan; the American plains, or prairies. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adverb (r)

  • unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly') (adv.all)
    Example:
    You are plainly wrong.
    He is plain stubborn.
    source: wordnet30
  • In a plain manner; plainly. (adverb)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment (adj.all)
    Example:
    Made his meaning plain.
    It is plain that he is no reactionary.
    In plain view.
    source: wordnet30
  • not mixed with extraneous elements (adj.all)
    Synonym: sheer, unmingled, unmixed
    Example:
    Plain water.
    source: wordnet30
  • free from any effort to soften to disguise (adj.all)
    Synonym: unvarnished
    Example:
    The plain and unvarnished truth.
    source: wordnet30
  • lacking embellishment or ornamentation (adj.all)
    Example:
    A plain hair style.
    source: wordnet30
  • lacking in physical beauty or proportion (adj.all)
    Synonym: homely
    Example:
    A plain girl with a freckled face.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness (verb.communication)
    Example:
    My mother complains all day.
    source: wordnet30
  • To lament; to bewail; to complain. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To lament; to mourn over; as, to plain a loss. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To plane or level; to make plain or even on the surface. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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