Definition of plain
- plain talk
- plain home-cooked meals
It was a plain room with no curtains.
She was wearing plain black shoes.
He printed the picture on plain paper.
a piece of plain chicken
You don't have to call me Mr. Johnson—just plain Fred will be fine.
What he said is a lie, plain and simple.
apparent, bald, bald-faced, barefaced, broad, clear, clear-cut, crystal clear, decided, distinct, evident, lucid, luminous, manifest, nonambiguous, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, pellucid, perspicuous, straightforward, transparent, unambiguous, unambivalent, unequivocal, unmistakable;
the Great Plains of the United States
the first settlers in that area lived on the vast plains in lonely log cabins
: a large area of flat land without trees
: having no pattern or decoration
: not having any added or extra things
: easy to see or understand
What made you want to look up plain? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
investment of mental or emotional energy
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