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1. [n] a basic knitting stitch

2. [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"

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

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

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

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

7. [s] comprehensible to the general public; "written for the popular press in plain nontechnical language"

8. [s] 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. [a] lacking patterns especially in color

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

11. [s] not mixed with extraneous elements; "plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing"

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

13. [r] 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

similar words

1. [a] unadorned

2. [a] undecorated

3. [a] unattractive

4. [a] direct

5. [a] general

6. [a] obvious

7. [s] solid

8. [s] self-colored

9. [s] self-coloured

10. [s] austere

11. [s] severe

12. [s] stark

13. [s] bare(a)

14. [s] mere(a)

15. [s] simple(a)

16. [s] chaste

17. [s] dry

18. [s] dry

19. [s] featureless

20. [s] homely

21. [s] inelaborate

22. [s] unelaborate

23. [s] literal

24. [s] pure_and_simple

25. [s] simple

26. [s] tailored

27. [s] trim

28. [a] pure

29. [a] unrhetorical

opposite words

1. [v] cheer

2. [v] cheer_up

3. [v] chirk_up

4. [a] patterned

5. [a] fancy

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