What is the opposite of plain?

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Adjective
Opposite of not remarkable or special
“In this chapter, I provide a personal historical account of my unique experience in the course of conducting the dissertation research.”
Adjective
Opposite of not decorated or elaborate
“Thick, white walls were made flamboyant by ornate balconies and luxurious story-length windows.”
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of not beautiful or attractive
“Anna was a surprising find as Sieglinde, an attractive woman with a fine soprano voice.”
Adjective
Opposite of having no pretensions
“Stanley, a brusquely philistine furniture manufacturer, and Louise, his artily pretentious wife, exist in a state of permanent war.”
Adjective
Opposite of clear and apparent to one's perceptions
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“It is inherent in their task which involves applying rules stated in words that are often ambiguous.”
Adjective
(of words) Opposite of clearly expressed, without the use of technical or abstruse terms
“I am as befuddled as you are when I try to read that deliberately abstruse text.”
Adjective
Opposite of frank, honest or blunt in manner
“Avery said it in an indirect way to let Aira know she knew Aira was completely smitten.”
Adjective
Opposite of pure and free from impurities
“In 1820, Friederich Accum published a treatise describing the chemical analysis of commonly adulterated substances.”
Adjective
Opposite of absolute or total in amount or degree
“The Prince and his supporters tried to make use of their partial grip on the reins of power to strike back as his enemies.”
Adjective
(archaic, rare, regional) Opposite of flat or level
“Many residents on the street are fed up with the potholes and uneven surface.”
Adjective
Opposite of requiring or involving very little or no effort
“It was a difficult task because of the depth of the minefields.”
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Opposite of able to be seen
Adjective
(of cultural activities or products) Opposite of designed with the intention to suit the taste of the general public rather than specialists or intellectuals
“Their activity sections are supposedly quite highbrow, but they still have lots of popular things to do.”
Adjective
Opposite of not special or different in any way
“We were loved and cherished by extraordinary teachers, with whom I remained friends with in later life.”
Adjective
Opposite of open, honest, and direct in speech or writing, especially when dealing with unpalatable matters
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Opposite of not clearly visible or attracting attention
Adjective
Opposite of free from exaggeration or distortion
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Opposite of without question or definitely happening
“Much of this is eminently disputable, yet the result is constructive stimulation rather than mere provocation.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected
Adjective
Opposite of done, perceived, or existing in open view
“The President called and said that he wanted to speak to me about a secret matter.”
Adjective
Opposite of having an untidy or unkempt appearance
Adjective
Opposite of offering or constituting the minimum required without elaboration or luxury
“His skills are technically advanced after years of practice.”
Adjective
Opposite of empty or not occupied
“Cormoran went through Talbot's notebook, which was filled with astrology references.”
Adjective
Opposite of ranking below other people or things in importance or class
“Dad felt that my aristocratic heritage and working-class lineage would make me an ideal political candidate.”
Adjective
Opposite of of or relating to utility
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Opposite of not producing excitement or interest
Adjective
Opposite of lacking strong features or characteristics and therefore uninteresting
Adjective
Opposite of designed to be practical and useful, rather than attractive
Noun
Opposite of a large area of flat land with few trees
“This great expanse of lowland is almost ringed by the hills and mountains, most of which lie near the coast.”
Noun
Opposite of a wide stretch, usually of sea, sky, or land
Noun
Opposite of a flat and treeless Arctic biome
Adverb
Opposite of used for emphasis
“I may be wrong on this next point, but I'm fairly certain that all ten have a value-added tax too.”
Adverb
(archaic) Opposite of in an direct, forthright or honest manner
“Her mother had gone as far as to tell her, indirectly, that she should give up all thought of me.”
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