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plain1 British & World English

Not decorated or elaborate; simple or basic in character

plain2 British & World English

Mourn or lament

plain English Thesaurus

it was plain that something was very wrong

plain Jane British & World English

An unattractive girl or woman

plain card British & World English

A playing card that is neither a trump nor a court card

plain cook British & World English

A person who specializes in or typically prepares simple dishes

plain flour British & World English

Flour that does not contain a raising agent

plain-laid British & World English

Denoting a rope consisting of three strands twisted to the right

plain-paper British & World English

Denoting a fax machine or other device that does not require special paper to print on

plain suit British & World English

(In bridge and whist) a suit that is not trumps

plain text British & World English

Text that is not computationally tagged, specially formatted, or written in code

plain tiger British & World English

A migratory African butterfly related to the monarch, with orange, white, and black wing markings

plain tile British & World English

A kind of flat tile used in roofing

plain weave British & World English

A style of weave in which the weft alternates over and under the warp

scrub plain British & World English

An expanse of relatively flat country with a patchy growth of grasses, bushes, and small trees

plain clothes British & World English

Ordinary clothes rather than uniform, especially when worn by police officers

plain dealing British & World English

Honest and straightforward behaviour towards others

plain-looking British & World English

Not beautiful, distinctive, or remarkable in appearance

Plain People British & World English

The Amish, the Mennonites, and the Dunkers, three strict Christian sects emphasizing a simple way of life

plain sailing British & World English

Smooth and easy progress in a process or activity

plain sawing British & World English

The method or action of sawing timber tangential to the growth rings, so that the rings make angles of less than 45° with the faces of the boards produced

plain service British & World English

A church service without music

plain-spoken English Thesaurus

he was well known for being plain-spoken

Nullarbor Plain British & World English

A vast arid plain in SW Australia, stretching inland from the Great Australian Bight. It contains no surface water, has sparse vegetation, and is almost uninhabited

plain chocolate British & World English

Dark, slightly bitter, chocolate without added milk

plain-speaking British & World English

Talking in a frank, outspoken, or blunt manner

under plain cover British & World English

In an envelope or parcel without any marks to identify the sender

plain and simple British & World English

Used to emphasize the statement preceding or following

plain Jane in jane British & World English

An unattractive girl or woman

floodplain British & World English

An area of low-lying ground adjacent to a river, formed mainly of river sediments and subject to flooding

plain and simple in plain1 British & World English

Used to emphasize the statement preceding or following

plain hunting in hunting British & World English

A simple system of changes in which bells move through the order in a regular progression

vanilla British & World English

A substance obtained from vanilla pods or produced artificially and used to flavour foods or to impart a fragrant scent to cosmetic preparations

under plain cover in cover British & World English

In an envelope or parcel without any marks to identify the sender

plain tiger in tiger British & World English

Used in names of tiger moths and striped butterflies, e.g. scarlet tiger, plain tiger

plain sailing in plain English Thesaurus

getting their products onto the market has not been plain sailing