Definition of "plain" [plain]

  • (adjective) Free from obstructions; open; clear: in plain view.
  • (adjective) Obvious to the mind; evident: make one's intention plain. See Synonyms at apparent.
  • (adjective) Not elaborate or complicated; simple: plain food.
  • (adjective) Straightforward; frank or candid: plain talk.
  • (adjective) Not mixed with other substances; pure: plain water.

Use "plain" in a sentence

  • "I do for a plain one, therefore I like the _plain ones best_, and I hope that our "good brother Burch's" prophecy, that "the days of 'fancy locomotives' will return," will never be fulfilled until after I go out of the business."
  • "They live what they call plain lives, of course, as you well know, not using electricity."
  • "WOODRUFF: And just as important, he is hoping to win over you, the voters in the United States, with what he calls plain-spoken words about his priorities."

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