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plainness

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  1. 1 the free expression of one's true feelings and opinions his unabashed plainness in telling people exactly what he thought of them was often offensive Synonyms of plainness bluntness, candidness, directness, forthrightness, frankness, honesty, openheartedness, openness, outspokenness, candor, plainspokenness, plumpness, straightforwardness, unguardedness, unreserve, unreservednessWords Related to plainness earnestness, sincerity, sobriety; artlessness, genuineness, naïveté (also naivete or naiveté), simplicity, unsophistication; communicativeness, freedom, license (or licence), uninhibitedeness, unrestrainedness, unrestraintNear Antonyms of plainness circuitousness, evasiveness, secretiveness; inhibition, reserve, restraint, reticence, shyness; diplomacy, tactAntonyms of plainness dissembling, dissimulation, indirection

  2. 2 the quality or state of having a form or structure of few parts or elements the plainness and clean lines of that coffeemaker make it a piece of modern sculpture as well as a kitchen appliance Synonyms of plainness simplicity, unsophisticationWords Related to plainness homogeneity, homogeneousness, uniformity, unityAntonyms of plainness complexity, complexness, complicacy, complicatedness, complication, elaborateness, intricacy, intricateness, sophistication


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