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Meaning & Definition of Plainly in English

English

Plainly

/plenli/

adverb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • obviously
  • ,
  • evidently
  • ,
  • manifestly
  • ,
  • patently
  • ,
  • apparently
  • ,
  • plainly
  • ,
  • plain

2. In a simple manner

  • Without extravagance or embellishment
  • "She was dressed plainly"
  • "They lived very simply"
    synonym:
  • plainly
  • ,
  • simply

Examples of using

I'm a plain dealer, I look on life plainly, I think plainly, I speak plainly.
Stop beating around the bush and tell me plainly what you want from me.