Textual thesaurus for "plain"

(adj) unembellished, unornamented, bare, spare

lacking embellishment or ornamentation

a plain hair style; unembellished white walls; functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete

(adj) homely

lacking in physical beauty or proportion

a homely child; several of the buildings were downright homely; a plain girl with a freckled face

(adj) unvarnished

free from any effort to soften to disguise

the plain and unvarnished truth; the unvarnished candor of old people and children

(adj) patent, unmistakable, apparent, manifest, evident

clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields; evident hostility; manifest disapproval; patent advantages; made his meaning plain; it is plain that he is no reactionary; in plain view

(adj) unpatterned

lacking patterns especially in color

(adj) sheer, unmingled, unmixed

not mixed with extraneous elements

plain water; sheer wine; not an unmixed blessing

(adv) evidently, apparently, manifestly, obviously, patently, plainly

unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')

the answer is obviously wrong; she was in bed and evidently in great pain; he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list; it is all patently nonsense; she has apparently been living here for some time; I thought he owned the property, but apparently not; You are plainly wrong; he is plain stubborn

(noun) knit, knit stitch, plain stitch

a basic knitting stitch

(noun) champaign, field

extensive tract of level open land

they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain; he longed for the fields of his youth

(verb) sound off, kvetch, kick, quetch, complain

express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

My mother complains all day; She has a lot to kick about