PLAIN

plain

1. [Adjective]: not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building"

2. [Adjective]: lacking patterns especially in color

3. [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"

4. [Noun]: a basic knitting stitch

5. [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 apparent

6. lacking embellishment or ornamentation; "a plain hair style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete"

7. free from any effort to soften to disguise; "the plain and unvarnished truth"; "the unvarnished candor of old people and children"

8. 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 reac

9. lacking stylistic embellishment; "a literal description"; "wrote good but plain prose"; "a plain unadorned account of the coronation"; "a forthright unembellished style"

10. lacking in physical beauty or proportion; "a homely child"; "several of the buildings were downright homely"; "a plain girl with a freckled face"

11. comprehensible to the general public; "written for the popular press in plain nontechnical language"

12. not mixed with extraneous elements; "plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing"

13. [Verb]: express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"

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