plainly meaning


    Definition of plainly in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMplainlierCOMmore plainlySUPplainliestSUPmost plainlySUF-ly
    1. In a plain manner; simply; basically.
      1. She decorated the room plainly but neatly. ‎
    2. Obviously; clearly.
      1. The stories did not seem to me to touch life. They were plainly intended to have a bracing moral effect, and perhaps had this result for the people at whom they were aimed. They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as life-like as the shadows on the screen, and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Sentence adverbs
        • Modal adverbs
      • Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ly

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. fr plains
      2. en plains
      3. en mainly
      4. en vainly
      5. en plaint
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of plainly for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "plainly" is an adverb, more specifically, a sentence adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe.
      Difficultness: Level 1
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      Definiteness: Level 1
      Definite    ➨     Versatile