HyperDic: plainness

English > 4 senses of the word plainness:
NOUNstateplainnessthe state of being unmixed with other material
attributeplainness, perspicuity, perspicuousnessclarity as a consequence of being perspicuous
attributeplainnessthe appearance of being plain and unpretentious
attributeplainness, homelinessan appearance that is not attractive or beautiful
English > plainness: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being unmixed with other material.
Example"the plainness of vanilla ice cream"
Broaderpurity, purenessundiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
Adjectivesplainnot mixed with extraneous elements
English > plainness: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningclarity as a consequence of being perspicuous.
Synonymsperspicuity, perspicuousness
Broaderclarity, lucidity, lucidness, pellucidity, clearness, limpidityFree from obscurity and easy to understand
Spanishperspicuidad
Catalanperspicüitat
Adjectivesplainclearly / clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
English > plainness: 4 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe appearance of being plain and unpretentious.
Narroweraustereness, severity, severenessextreme / extreme plainness
bareness, starknessAn extreme / extreme lack of furnishings or ornamentation
chasteness, restraint, simplicity, simplenesslack of ornamentation
Broaderappearance, visual aspectoutward or visible aspect of a person or thing
Spanishclaridad
Catalanclaredat
Adjectivesplainlacking embellishment or ornamentation
English > plainness: 4 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningAn appearance that is not attractive or beautiful.
Synonymhomeliness
Broaderappearance, visual aspectoutward or visible aspect of a person or thing
Spanishvulgaridad
Catalanvulgaritat
Adjectivesplainlacking in physical beauty or proportion

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