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1. plainly

adverb. ['ˈpleɪnli'] unmistakably (plain' is often used informally forplainly').

Synonyms

  • manifestly
  • patently
  • plain
  • apparently
  • obviously

Antonyms

  • pretentious
  • complex
  • rhetorical
  • unobvious

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • plain (English)
  • plain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Plainly

  • humanely
  • ungainly
  • vainly
  • rainley
  • mainly
  • hainley
  • ainley

Example sentences of the word plainly


1. Adverb
Mandarin orange is one variety of citrus fruit which can be eaten plainly or used as fruit salad ingredient.

Quotes containing the word plainly


1. I wanted the monster back and that was plainly wrong.
- Stephenie Meyer, The Host

2. Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. Aristotle speaks plainly to this purpose, saying, 'that the institution of youth should be accommodated to that form of government under which they live; forasmuch as it makes exceedingly for the preservation of the present government, whatsoever it be.
- John Adams, A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America

3. And while we're on the subject of ducks, which we plainly are, the story, 'The Ugly Duckling' ought be banned as the central character wasn't a duckling or he wouldn't have grown up into a swan. He was a cygnet.
- Russell Brand, My Booky Wook

2. plainly

adverb. ['ˈpleɪnli'] in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment.

Antonyms

  • adorned

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • plain (English)
  • plain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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