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Definition 1: the appearance of being plain and unpretentious - [noun denoting attribute]

(plainness is a kind of ...) outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

(... is a kind of plainness ) lack of ornamentation

"the room was simply decorated with great restraint"

(... is a kind of plainness ) extreme plainness

(... is a kind of plainness ) an extreme lack of furnishings or ornamentation

"I was struck by the starkness of my father's room"

Definition 2: an appearance that is not attractive or beautiful - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • fine clothes could not conceal the girl's homeliness

Synonyms for plainness in the sense of this definition

(plainness is a kind of ...) outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

Definition 3: clarity as a consequence of being perspicuous - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for plainness in the sense of this definition

(plainness is a kind of ...) free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression

Definition 4: the state of being unmixed with other material - [noun denoting state]

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

  • the plainness of vanilla ice cream

(plainness is a kind of ...) being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material

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