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Synonyms for plain

Synonyms for (noun) plain

Synonyms: knit, knit stitch, plain, plain stitch Definition: a basic knitting stitch

Similar words: knitting stitch Definition: a stitch taken in knitting

Synonyms: plain, champaign, field Definition: extensive tract of level open land Usage: they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain; he longed for the fields of his youth

Similar words: land, ground, solid ground, terra firma, dry land, earth Definition: the solid part of the earth's surface Usage: the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land; the earth shook for several minutes; he dropped the logs on the ground

Synonyms for (adjective) plain

Synonyms: unembellished, unornamented, plain, bare, spare Definition: lacking embellishment or ornamentation Usage: a plain hair style; unembellished white walls; functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete

Similar words: unadorned, undecorated Definition: not decorated with something to increase its beauty or distinction

Synonyms: homely, plain Definition: lacking in physical beauty or proportion Usage: a homely child; several of the buildings were downright homely; a plain girl with a freckled face

Similar words: unattractive Definition: lacking beauty or charm Usage: as unattractive as most mining regions

Synonyms: unvarnished, plain Definition: free from any effort to soften to disguise Usage: the plain and unvarnished truth; the unvarnished candor of old people and children

Similar words: direct Definition: straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action Usage: a direct question; a direct response; a direct approach

Synonyms: patent, unmistakable, apparent, plain, manifest, evident Definition: clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment Usage: the 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

Similar words: obvious Definition: easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind Usage: obvious errors

Synonyms: unpatterned, plain Definition: lacking patterns especially in color

Similar words: solid-colored, solid-coloured Definition: having the same color all over

Synonyms: plain Definition: not elaborate or elaborated; simple Usage: plain food; stuck to the plain facts; a plain blue suit; a plain rectangular brick building

Similar words: stern, austere, stark, severe Definition: severely simple Usage: a stark interior

Similar words: simple, mere, bare Definition: apart from anything else; without additions or modifications Usage: only the bare facts; shocked by the mere idea; the simple passage of time was enough; the simple truth

Similar words: chaste Definition: pure and simple in design or style Usage: a chaste border of conventionalized flowers

Similar words: dry Definition: (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish Usage: dry toast; dry meat

Similar words: dry Definition: having no adornment or coloration Usage: dry facts; rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner

Similar words: featureless Definition: lacking distinguishing characteristics or features Usage: the featureless landscape of the steppe

Similar words: homely Definition: plain and unpretentious Usage: homely truths; letters to his son full of homely advice; homely fare

Similar words: inelaborate, unelaborate Definition: not elaborate; lacking rich or complex detail

Similar words: literal Definition: avoiding embellishment or exaggeration (used for emphasis) Usage: it's the literal truth

Similar words: simple Definition: unornamented Usage: a simple country schoolhouse; her black dress--simple to austerity

Similar words: trim, tailored Definition: severely simple in line or design Usage: a neat tailored suit; tailored curtains

Similar words: vanilla Definition: plain and without any extras or adornments Usage: the most common type of bond is the straight or plain vanilla bond; the basic car is known as the vanilla version

Synonyms: plain, sheer, unmingled, unmixed Definition: not mixed with extraneous elements Usage: plain water; sheer wine; not an unmixed blessing

Similar words: pure Definition: free of extraneous elements of any kind Usage: pure air and water; pure gold; pure primary colors; the violin's pure and lovely song; pure tones; pure oxygen