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English noun: plainness

1. plainness (state) the state of being unmixed with other material


SamplesThe plainness of vanilla ice cream.


Broader (hypernym)pureness, purity

2. plainness (attribute) clarity as a consequence of being perspicuous


Synonymsperspicuity, perspicuousness


Broader (hypernym)clarity, clearness, limpidity, lucidity, lucidness, pellucidity

3. plainness (attribute) the appearance of being plain and unpretentious


Broader (hypernym)appearance, visual aspect


Narrower (hyponym)austereness, bareness, chasteness, restraint, severeness, severity, simpleness, simplicity, starkness

4. plainness (attribute) an appearance that is not attractive or beautiful


SamplesFine clothes could not conceal the girl's homeliness.


Synonymshomeliness


Broader (hypernym)appearance, visual aspect









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