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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