Plainly - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpleɪnli|  American pronunciation of the word plainly
Brit.  |ˈpleɪnli|  British pronunciation of the word plainly

adverb

- unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')(syn: apparently, evidently, manifestly, obviously, patently, plain)

You are plainly wrong

- in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment(syn: simply)

she was dressed plainly

Examples

the Great Plains of the United States

...the first settlers in that area lived on the vast plains in lonely log cabins...

It was a plain room with no curtains.

She was wearing plain black shoes.

He printed the picture on plain paper.

You don't have to call me Mr. Johnson—just plain Fred will be fine.

What he said is a lie, plain and simple.

I saw plainly that I was wrong.

Mrs Gorman was plainly delighted.

The first part of that argument is plainly true.

We could hear Tom's voice plainly over the noise of the crowd.

Plainly the laws are not effective.

She told him plainly that she had no intention of marrying him.

The room was very plainly furnished.

You are plainly wrong

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