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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.


Broader (hypernym)appearance, visual aspect

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