Synonyms for plain

Synonyms for (noun) plain

Synonyms: knit, knit stitch, plain, plain stitch

Definition: a basic knitting stitch

Similar words: knitting stitch

Definition: a stitch taken in knitting


Synonyms: plain, champaign, field

Definition: extensive tract of level open land

Usage: they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain; he longed for the fields of his youth

Similar words: land, ground, solid ground, terra firma, dry land, earth

Definition: the solid part of the earth's surface

Usage: the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land; the earth shook for several minutes; he dropped the logs on the ground

Synonyms for (adjective) plain

Synonyms: unembellished, unornamented, plain, bare, spare

Definition: lacking embellishment or ornamentation

Usage: a plain hair style; unembellished white walls; functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete

Similar words: unadorned, undecorated

Definition: not decorated with something to increase its beauty or distinction


Synonyms: homely, plain

Definition: lacking in physical beauty or proportion

Usage: a homely child; several of the buildings were downright homely; a plain girl with a freckled face

Similar words: unattractive

Definition: lacking beauty or charm

Usage: as unattractive as most mining regions


Synonyms: unvarnished, plain

Definition: free from any effort to soften to disguise

Usage: the plain and unvarnished truth; the unvarnished candor of old people and children

Similar words: direct

Definition: straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action

Usage: a direct question; a direct response; a direct approach


Synonyms: patent, unmistakable, apparent, plain, manifest, evident

Definition: clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

Usage: the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields; evident hostility; manifest disapproval; patent advantages; made his meaning plain; it is plain that he is no reactionary; in plain view

Similar words: obvious

Definition: easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind

Usage: obvious errors


Synonyms: unpatterned, plain

Definition: lacking patterns especially in color

Similar words: solid-colored, solid-coloured

Definition: having the same color all over


Synonyms: plain

Definition: not elaborate or elaborated; simple

Usage: plain food; stuck to the plain facts; a plain blue suit; a plain rectangular brick building

Similar words: stern, austere, stark, severe

Definition: severely simple

Usage: a stark interior


Similar words: simple, mere, bare

Definition: apart from anything else; without additions or modifications

Usage: only the bare facts; shocked by the mere idea; the simple passage of time was enough; the simple truth


Similar words: chaste

Definition: pure and simple in design or style

Usage: a chaste border of conventionalized flowers


Similar words: dry

Definition: (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish

Usage: dry toast; dry meat


Similar words: dry

Definition: having no adornment or coloration

Usage: dry facts; rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner


Similar words: featureless

Definition: lacking distinguishing characteristics or features

Usage: the featureless landscape of the steppe


Similar words: homely

Definition: plain and unpretentious

Usage: homely truths; letters to his son full of homely advice; homely fare


Similar words: inelaborate, unelaborate

Definition: not elaborate; lacking rich or complex detail


Similar words: literal

Definition: avoiding embellishment or exaggeration (used for emphasis)

Usage: it's the literal truth


Similar words: simple

Definition: unornamented

Usage: a simple country schoolhouse; her black dress--simple to austerity


Similar words: trim, tailored

Definition: severely simple in line or design

Usage: a neat tailored suit; tailored curtains


Similar words: vanilla

Definition: plain and without any extras or adornments

Usage: the most common type of bond is the straight or plain vanilla bond; the basic car is known as the vanilla version


Synonyms: plain, sheer, unmingled, unmixed

Definition: not mixed with extraneous elements

Usage: plain water; sheer wine; not an unmixed blessing

Similar words: pure

Definition: free of extraneous elements of any kind

Usage: pure air and water; pure gold; pure primary colors; the violin's pure and lovely song; pure tones; pure oxygen