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Definition of plain:

  1. A field of battle.
  2. Free from affectation or disguise; candid; sincere; artless; honest; frank.
  3. In a plain manner; plainly.
  4. Level land; usually, an open field or a broad stretch of land with an even surface, or a surface little varied by inequalities; as, the plain of Jordan; the American plains, or prairies.
  5. Not highly cultivated; unsophisticated; free from show or pretension; simple; natural; homely; common.
  6. Not intricate or difficult; evident; manifest; obvious; clear; unmistakable.
  7. Not luxurious; not highly seasoned; simple; as, plain food.
  8. Not much varied by modulations; as, a plain tune.
  9. Not variegated, dyed, or figured; as, plain muslin.
  10. Open; clear; unencumbered; equal; fair.
  11. To lament; to bewail; to complain.
  12. To lament; to mourn over; as, to plain a loss.
  13. To make plain or manifest; to explain.
  14. To plane or level; to make plain or even on the surface.
  15. Void of extraneous beauty or ornament; without conspicious embellishment; not rich; simple.
  16. Without beauty; not handsome; homely; as, a plain woman.
  17. Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even. See Plane.

Synonyms:

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