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Definition 1: unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly') - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where plainly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the 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

Synonyms for plainly in the sense of this definition

(plainly is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 2: in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where plainly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was dressed plainly
  • they lived very simply

Synonyms for plainly in the sense of this definition

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