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
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