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'plain' - used as an adjective
1. clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
made his meaning plain
it is plain that he is no reactionary
in plain view
2. not elaborate or elaborated; simple
plain food
stuck to the plain facts
a plain blue suit
a plain rectangular brick building
3. lacking patterns especially in color
4. not mixed with extraneous elements
plain water
5. free from any effort to soften to disguise
the plain and unvarnished truth
6. lacking embellishment or ornamentation
a plain hair style
7. lacking in physical beauty or proportion
a plain girl with a freckled face

'plain' - used as a adverb
8. unmistakably ('plain' is often used informally for 'plainly')
he is plain stubborn

'plain' - used as a noun
9. extensive tract of level open land
they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain
10. a basic knitting stitch

'plain' - used as a verb
11. express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

derived forms
1. Plain / Plural
plains
2. Plain / Past
plained
3. Plain / Third Person
plains
4. Plain / Present Participle
plaining
5. Plain / Comparitive
plainer
6. Plain / Superlative
plainest
See also
 
Antonym
  • fancy
  • patterned
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