Dictionary Results for plain|
1. plain - noun
· extensive tract of level open land; "they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"; "he longed for the fields of his youth"
Synonym(s): field, champaign
Hypernym(s): land, dry_land, earth, ground, solid_ground, terra_firma
2. plain - noun
· a basic knitting stitch made by putting the needle through the front of the stitch from the lefthand side
Synonym(s): knit, knit_stitch, plain_stitch
3. plain - verb
· express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
Synonym(s): complain, kick, sound_off, quetch, kvetch
4. plain - adjective
· clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; "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"
Synonym(s): apparent, evident, manifest, palpable, patent, unmistakable
5. plain - adjective
· not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building"
6. plain - adjective
· lacking patterns especially in color
7. plain - adjective
· not mixed with extraneous elements; "plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing"
Synonym(s): sheer, unmingled, unmixed
8. plain - adjective
· free from any effort to soften to disguise; "the plain and unvarnished truth"; "the unvarnished candor of old people and children"
9. plain - adjective
· lacking embellishment or ornamentation; "a plain hair style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete"
Synonym(s): bare, spare, unembellished, unornamented
10. plain - adjective
· lacking in physical beauty or proportion; "a homely child"; "several of the buildings were downright homely"; "a plain girl with a freckled face"
11. plain - adverb
· 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"
Synonym(s): obviously, evidently, manifestly, patently, apparently, plainly
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