Engelsk ordbog



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Engelsk tillægsord: plain

1. plain clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields.
Evident hostility.
Manifest disapproval.
Patent advantages.
Made his meaning plain.
It is plain that he is no reactionary.
In plain view.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)apparent, evident, manifest, patent, unmistakable


Termer med lignende betydningobvious


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)unobvious

2. plain not elaborate or elaborated; simple


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningPlain food.
Stuck to the plain facts.
A plain blue suit.
A plain rectangular brick building.


Termer med lignende betydningaustere, bare, chaste, dry, dry, featureless, homely, inelaborate, literal, mere, severe, simple, simple, stark, stern, tailored, trim, unelaborate, vanilla


Se ogsåsimple, unadorned, undecorated, unpretentious, unrhetorical


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)fancy

3. plain lacking patterns especially in color


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)unpatterned


Termer med lignende betydningsolid-colored, solid-coloured


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)patterned

4. plain not mixed with extraneous elements


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningPlain water.
Sheer wine.
Not an unmixed blessing.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)sheer, unmingled, unmixed


Termer med lignende betydningpure


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)impure

5. plain free from any effort to soften to disguise


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe plain and unvarnished truth.
The unvarnished candor of old people and children.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)unvarnished


Termer med lignende betydningdirect


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)indirect

6. plain lacking embellishment or ornamentation


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningA plain hair style.
Unembellished white walls.
Functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)bare, spare, unembellished, unornamented


Termer med lignende betydningunadorned, undecorated


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)adorned, decorated

7. plain lacking in physical beauty or proportion


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningA homely child.
Several of the buildings were downright homely.
A plain girl with a freckled face.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)homely


Termer med lignende betydningunattractive


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)attractive


Engelsk navneord: plain

1. plain (om ting) extensive tract of level open land


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain.
He longed for the fields of his youth.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)champaign, field


Mindre specifikke termerdry land, earth, ground, land, solid ground, terra firma


Mere specifikke termerflat, flood plain, floodplain, llano, moor, moorland, peneplain, peneplane, snowfield, steppe, tundra


Eksempler på forekomster af mere specifikke termerNullarbor Plain, Olympia, Serengeti, Serengeti Plain

2. plain (om genstand) a basic knitting stitch


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)knit, knit stitch, plain stitch


Mindre specifikke termerknitting stitch


Engelsk biord: plain

1. plain unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe 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.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)apparently, evidently, manifestly, obviously, patently, plainly


Overordnet anvendelsecolloquialism


Engelsk udsagnsord: plain

1. plain (om kommunikation) express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningMy mother complains all day.
She has a lot to kick about.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)complain, kick, kvetch, quetch, sound off


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Mere specifikke termerbackbite, beef, bellyache, bemoan, bewail, bitch, bitch, bleat, crab, croak, deplore, gnarl, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, grumble, grumble, hen-peck, holler, inveigh, lament, murmur, mutter, nag, peck, protest, rail, repine, report, scold, squawk, whine, yammer, yawp


Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)chirk up, cheer up, cheer









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