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What is the opposite of plain?

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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.”
Opposite of not decorated or elaborate
“Thick, white walls were made flamboyant by ornate balconies and luxurious story-length windows.”
(of a person) Opposite of not beautiful or attractive
“Anna was a surprising find as Sieglinde, an attractive woman with a fine soprano voice.”
Opposite of having no pretensions
“Stanley, a brusquely philistine furniture manufacturer, and Louise, his artily pretentious wife, exist in a state of permanent war.”
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.”
(of words) Opposite of clearly and simply 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.”
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.”
Opposite of pure and free from impurities
“In 1820, Friederich Accum published a treatise describing the chemical analysis of commonly adulterated substances.”
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.”
(archaic, rare, regional) Opposite of flat or level
“Many residents on the street are fed up with the potholes and uneven surface.”
Opposite of not able to be disputed
Opposite of open, honest, and direct in speech or expression, especially when dealing with unpalatable matters
Opposite of lacking strong features or characteristics and therefore uninteresting
Opposite of requiring or involving very little or no effort
“It was a difficult task because of the depth of the minefields.”
Opposite of common, having no unique or outstanding characteristics
Opposite of very pragmatic or realistic, lacking emotion or artificiality
Opposite of deliberately plain in design or appearance due to an emphasis on function
Opposite of able to be seen
Opposite of modest and having no pretensions or ostentation
Opposite of boring or commonplace, arousing little to no interest
Opposite of speaking or acting forthrightly without being evasive
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.”
Opposite of designed to suit 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.”
Opposite of faded by or as if by sunlight or repeated washing
Opposite of free from exaggeration or distortion
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.”
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.”
(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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