Plain in a sentence as a noun

I posted this on the blog too.""" This is a mistake, plain and simple.

"It's in plain English, and in the same font size as everything else on the page.

Even if you verify that you only receive plain boring text with no scripts, iframes, plugins, etc.

The talking points are keeping things intentionally muddled where they could easily make it more plain.

Plain in a sentence as a verb

Not a single interview, no reason for terminating contact, just plain dead silence.

Per charge!That is why the smarter scammers refund to everybody who complains, not refunding is plain dumb.

It is often very hard to tell what UI elements are interactive and what are purely informational because they are so plain.

MS spends more effort than any software company on testing, not only in just plain hiring lots of testers, but also on formal methods.

Plain in a sentence as an adjective

If you're thinking of submitting a known compromised site to HN, consider instead submitting a third-party site which explains/documents the compromise.

It would be one thing to see someone write a legitimate article on why they think the move to JS frameworks is harmful and/or the benefits of using plain JS, and for that to make it to the front page.

Most Americans remain completely unaware of the events of the 1953 coup; This makes any mention of the '79 revolution without the context of the '53 coup propaganda, plain and simple.

Almost every time it's been preventable: the result of poor decisions, overcommitment, badly organised work, lack of reward, or just plain doing something I don't actually want to do.

Plain in a sentence as an adverb

Therefore, if no-one notices a problem like this until after the planning submission, or perhaps fails to get someone higher up to take it seriously enough to change the concept design, then they will have to remedy it by using special anti glare coatings or just plain hoping it wont be too bad.

Plain definitions


extensive tract of level open land; "they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"; "he longed for the fields of his youth"

See also: field champaign


a basic knitting stitch

See also: knit


express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"

See also: complain kick quetch kvetch


clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; "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"

See also: apparent evident manifest patent unmistakable


not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building"


lacking patterns especially in color

See also: unpatterned


not mixed with extraneous elements; "plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing"

See also: sheer unmingled unmixed


free from any effort to soften to disguise; "the plain and unvarnished truth"; "the unvarnished candor of old people and children"

See also: unvarnished


lacking embellishment or ornamentation; "a plain hair style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete"

See also: bare spare unembellished unornamented


lacking in physical beauty or proportion; "a homely child"; "several of the buildings were downright homely"; "a plain girl with a freckled face"

See also: homely


unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly'); "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"

See also: obviously evidently manifestly patently apparently plainly