Definition of Plainness

1. Noun. The state of being unmixed with other material. "The plainness of vanilla ice cream"

Generic synonyms: Pureness, Purity
Derivative terms: Plain



2. Noun. Clarity as a consequence of being perspicuous.

3. Noun. The appearance of being plain and unpretentious.
Generic synonyms: Appearance, Visual Aspect
Specialized synonyms: Chasteness, Restraint, Simpleness, Simplicity, Austereness, Severeness, Severity, Bareness, Starkness
Derivative terms: Plain

4. Noun. An appearance that is not attractive or beautiful. "Fine clothes could not conceal the girl's homeliness"
Exact synonyms: Homeliness
Generic synonyms: Appearance, Visual Aspect
Derivative terms: Homely, Plain

Definition of Plainness

1. n. The quality or state of being plain.

Definition of Plainness

1. Noun. The condition of being plain (in all senses) ¹

2. Noun. The product or result of being plain ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plainness

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Literary usage of Plainness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Growth and Influence of Classical Greek Poetry: Lectures Delivered in by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1894)
"... but nothing could be better than what he says as to the four cardinal qualities of Homer, — plainness of thought, plainness Homeric of style, nobleness, ..."

2. The Friends' Library: Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises, and Other by William Evans, Thomas Evans (1838)
"And do not you, who press upon us this great plainness, differ among yourselves in your practice? And are not some things you wear, when strictly examined, ..."

3. The Growth and Influence of Classical Greek Poetry: Lectures Delivered in by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1893)
"Each Homeric ' * plainness of can best be illustrated by a contrast. First, then,—plainness of thought. Agamemnon says in Homer: " There will be thought. ..."

4. Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University (1896)
"And in 1826 we find a very curious minute in the journal of North Carolina Yearly Meeting: " On the subject of our deviations from plainness in dress and ..."

5. Specimens of English Prose Style: From Malory to Macaulay by George Saintsbury (1885)
"A SECOND property of the ability of speech, conferred by Christ upon his apostles, was its unaffected plainness and simplicity: it was to be easy, ..."

6. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"A sincere man must needs be plain, because plainness consists in an ... Poetical ornaments destroy that character of truth and -plainness which ought to ..."

7. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"ON THE EFFECTS OF PUBLIC MOURNING: plainness IN DRESS From the Tatler WHEN artists would expose their diamonds to an advantage, they usually set them to ..."

8. The Growth and Influence of Classical Greek Poetry: Lectures Delivered in by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1894)
"... but nothing could be better than what he says as to the four cardinal qualities of Homer, — plainness of thought, plainness Homeric of style, nobleness, ..."

9. The Friends' Library: Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises, and Other by William Evans, Thomas Evans (1838)
"And do not you, who press upon us this great plainness, differ among yourselves in your practice? And are not some things you wear, when strictly examined, ..."

10. The Growth and Influence of Classical Greek Poetry: Lectures Delivered in by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1893)
"Each Homeric ' * plainness of can best be illustrated by a contrast. First, then,—plainness of thought. Agamemnon says in Homer: " There will be thought. ..."

11. Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University (1896)
"And in 1826 we find a very curious minute in the journal of North Carolina Yearly Meeting: " On the subject of our deviations from plainness in dress and ..."

12. Specimens of English Prose Style: From Malory to Macaulay by George Saintsbury (1885)
"A SECOND property of the ability of speech, conferred by Christ upon his apostles, was its unaffected plainness and simplicity: it was to be easy, ..."

13. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"A sincere man must needs be plain, because plainness consists in an ... Poetical ornaments destroy that character of truth and -plainness which ought to ..."

14. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"ON THE EFFECTS OF PUBLIC MOURNING: plainness IN DRESS From the Tatler WHEN artists would expose their diamonds to an advantage, they usually set them to ..."

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