Plainness

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Plainness->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ plainness
plainness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ simplicity
simplicity
severity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ plain terms
plain terms
plain English
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ Saxon English
Saxon English
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ household words
household words
PARAG:Plainness->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ call a spade
call a spade
=>a spade
a spade
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ plunge in medias res
plunge in medias res
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ come to the point
come to the point
PARAG:Plainness->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ plain
plain
simple
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unornamented
unornamented
unadorned
unvarnished
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ homely
homely
homespun
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ neat
neat
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ severe
severe
chaste
pure
Saxon
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ commonplace
commonplace
matter-of-fact
natural
prosaic
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ dry
dry
unvaried
monotonous
&c. 575
PARAG:Plainness->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ in plain terms
in plain terms
in plain words
in plain English
in plain common parlance
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ point-blank
point-blank

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • plainness — plain·ness || pleɪnɪs n. simplicity, state of being unembellished, state of being unadorned …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plainness — plain·ness …   English syllables

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