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1. plainness

noun. clarity as a consequence of being perspicuous.

Synonyms

  • lucidness
  • clarity
  • pellucidity
  • lucidity
  • clearness
  • perspicuousness
  • limpidity

Antonyms

  • obscurity
  • effortfulness
  • sophistication
  • complexity

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • plain (English)
  • plain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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2. plainness

noun. the state of being unmixed with other material.

Synonyms

  • pureness

Antonyms

  • unrestraint
  • indiscipline

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • plain (English)
  • plain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. plainness

noun. an appearance that is not attractive or beautiful.

Synonyms

  • visual aspect
  • appearance

Antonyms

  • hairiness
  • beauty
  • ugliness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • plain (English)
  • plain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. plainness

noun. the appearance of being plain and unpretentious.

Synonyms

  • appearance
  • severity
  • austereness
  • simpleness
  • restraint
  • bareness
  • simplicity
  • starkness
  • severeness
  • chasteness

Antonyms

  • nonattendance
  • ease
  • difficult
  • difficulty

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • plain (English)
  • plain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Example sentences of the word plainness


1. Noun, singular or mass
This will help divert attention away from the plainness of the roof and roof line.

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