Textual thesaurus for "plainly"

(adv) simply

in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment

she was dressed plainly; they lived very simply

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

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