Plainness - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpleɪn nəs|
Brit.  |ˈpleɪn nəs|

noun

- the state of being unmixed with other material

the plainness of vanilla ice cream

- clarity as a consequence of being perspicuous (syn: perspicuity, perspicuousness)
- the appearance of being plain and unpretentious
- an appearance that is not attractive or beautiful (syn: homeliness)

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.

the plainness of vanilla ice cream

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