View definitions for plain


adjective as in straightforward in speech

adjective as in normal, everyday

adjective as in unembellished, basic

adjective as in ugly

noun as in level land

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These microbes had been living beneath a vast, flat, sediment-covered plain.

If I’m rolling into a Starbucks, in plain sight of lots of foot traffic, and the rack’s right out front, my odds are decent this is enough deterrent to ward off the baddies.

One of the main challenges in curing cancer is that unlike foreign invaders, tumor cells are part of the body and so able to hide in plain sight.

In the US, for instance, the Food and Drug Administration approved chloroquine for treating covid-19, only to reverse itself weeks later after it became plain the drug didn’t work.

Researchers, led by microbiologist Yuki Morono of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology in Kochi, examined sediments collected in 2010 from part of the abyssal plain beneath the South Pacific Gyre.

Yet, much like the fate that fell the first season, ratings just plain weren't good.

Thanks to the Atlanta case, they can now see another in plain sight.

Because holy hell was that bland, unfunny, uncomfortable, and just plain confusing.

It is already well known that there are oilrigs disguised in plain sight all over the city.

A report by the Cleveland Plain Dealer describes balloons being released into the night sky.

But what a magnificent plain is this we are entering upon: it is of immense extent.

A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.

There are many more good dwellings on this plain than in the rural portion of Lower Italy.

The word of the law shall be fulfilled without a lie, and wisdom shall be made plain in the mouth of the faithful.

Here there is no question of emergency, or enemy pressure, or of haste; so much we see plain enough with our own eyes.

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On this page you'll find 458 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to plain, such as: transparent, audible, broad, manifest, open, and patent.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.