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pronunciation:
pleIn
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: plainer, plainest
definition 1: easily seen or heard; clear; visible.
The tower on the hill is in plain view of everyone in town.
synonyms:
apparent, clear, distinct, evident, obvious, visible
antonyms:
obscure
similar words:
broad, conspicuous, noticeable
definition 2: clear and understood; obvious.
Our principal is known for his plain speaking.It was plain to everyone that she was angry.
synonyms:
apparent, clear, distinct, evident, obvious, visible
similar words:
explicit, intelligible
definition 3: not complicated or fancy; without anything extra; simple.
The manager wore a plain suit today.
synonyms:
bare, simple
antonyms:
fancy, gaudy
similar words:
austere, commonplace, homely, homespun, modest, ordinary, primitive
definition 4: not beautiful; common looking.
He is tall and rather plain.
synonyms:
homely
antonyms:
handsome, pretty, showy
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: without question or doubt.
The belief that the earth is flat was just plain wrong.
synonyms:
clearly, flat, simply
similar words:
certainly, definitely, doubtless, surely
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (sometimes plural) a large, flat area of land without trees.
Many years ago, thousands of buffalo lived on the western plains.
synonyms:
prairie
similar words:
grassland, moor, tundra
derivations: plainly (adv.), plainness (n.)
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some animals that live on plains
some kinds of plains
some plants that live on plains