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pronunciation:
pleIn
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: plainer, plainest
definition 1: able to be seen or understood; clear.
It was plain to everyone that she was angry.
synonyms:
distinct, obvious
definition 2: without decoration or anything added; simple.
She wore a plain white dress to the party.I like my toast plain.
synonyms:
simple
antonyms:
fancy
similar words:
ordinary
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part of speech: noun
definition: (often plural) a large, flat area of land without trees.
People raise cattle on the plains in the western United States.
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derivations: plainly (adv.), plainness (n.)
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some animals that live on plains
some plants that live on plains