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Adjective
Not remarkable or special
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“He had come to town a simple-hearted country-youth, with no particular hopes, except for a speedy wedding and a plain cottage in the country,”
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Not decorated or elaborate
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“The church's only entrance was a plain wooden door in a plain brick porch.”
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(of a person) Not beautiful or attractive
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“Back when she was just plain old Jane Roberts from Santa Barbara, the press wouldn't have splashed pictures of her all over the place.”
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Having no pretensions
“He began praising Harrison as a plain and unpretentious man who represented the common citizen.”
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Clear and apparent to one's perceptions
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“Both teams showed great determination, and it was plain to see that winning would be no easy task.”
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(of words) Clearly expressed, without the use of technical or abstruse terms
“I think the candidates need to be very specific and speak in plain English.”
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Frank, honest or blunt in manner
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“I had to be blunt. People like him need to be spoken to in plain terms.”
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Pure and free from impurities
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“You need three vanilla beans, and one cup of either plain vodka or brandy.”
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Absolute or total in amount or degree
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“The last few miles were a plain nightmare. The children were crying all the time and for every possible reason.”
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(archaic, rare, regional) Flat or level
“The crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain.”
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Requiring or involving very little or no effort
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(of cultural activities or products) Designed with the intention to suit the taste of the general public rather than specialists or intellectuals
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Nonstandard form of indisputable
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Not clearly visible or attracting attention
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Free from exaggeration or distortion
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Having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected
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Empty or not occupied
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Ranking below other people or things in importance or class
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Of or relating to utility
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Characteristic of a mum
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Characterized by the lack of artificial additives or preservative treatment
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Having no shine or luster
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Seasoned with salt but no other flavouring
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Of or in a restrained conservative style
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(of sound or color) Free from anything that dulls or dims
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Of the senses or sensation
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Having a naive or unsuspecting nature
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Not honourable in character or purpose
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Quiet, and ready to do what other people say
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Not displaying emotion
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Composed of a notably small degree of body fat
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Without change or variation
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Having only one color
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A large area of flat land with few trees
“It could mean the difference between living by the sea or living on a plain in a land-locked area.”
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An area of land that is subject to seasonal flooding
“When the marsh surface is inundated, the water table in the marsh plain is raised, and remains near the surface.”
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A continuous or wide area or expanse
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“Our next day's journey was a drive of six hours, through a tolerable road, and a vast plain of corn.”
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The quality of being abstemious, temperate, or sparing, particularly in the use of food and strong drinks
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Low-lying land, especially a marsh
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A large area of barren, typically uninhabited land
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A low area of land between hills or mountains, typically with a river or stream flowing through it
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(Britain) An area of almost perfectly flat land
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Used for emphasis
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“The solution they came up with was not as scientific as it was just plain ingenious.”
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(archaic) In an direct, forthright or honest manner
“Mr. Seymour, don't go parleying about, but just tell me plain an' pat.”
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Almost to the same level, amount or degree
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To wail in grief for a deceased person