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plain stitch, knit stitch, plain, knit
n. a basic knitting stitch
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plain, clearly, plainly
adv. 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"
plain, plainly, apparently, patently, manifestly, evidently, obviously
adv. 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"
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unornamented, unembellished, spare, bare, plain
adj. lacking embellishment or ornamentation; "a plain hair style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete"
plain
adj. not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building"
unvarnished, plain
adj. free from any effort to soften to disguise; "the plain and unvarnished truth"; "the unvarnished candor of old people and children"
untechnical, unspecialized, lay, nontechnical, popular, plain
adj. not characteristic of or skilled in applied arts and sciences; "nontechnical aspects of the job"; "nontechnical training"; "an untechnical reader"; "in clear effective nontechnical language"
unpatterned, plain
adj. lacking patterns especially in color
plain
adj. not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building"
unmixed, unmingled, sheer, plain
adj. not mixed with extraneous elements; "plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing"
literal, plain
adj. without interpretation or embellishment; "a literal depiction of the scene before him"
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unornamented, unembellished, spare, bare, plain
adj. lacking embellishment or ornamentation; "a plain hair style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete"
unambiguous
adj. having or exhibiting a single clearly defined meaning; "As a horror, apartheid...is absolutely unambiguous"- Mario Vargas Llosa
artless
adj. simple and natural; without cunning or deceit; "an artless manner"; "artless elegance"
ordinary, average
adj. lacking special distinction, rank, or status; commonly encountered; "average people"; "the ordinary (or common) man in the street"
regular
adj. in accord with regular practice or procedure; "took his regular morning walk"; "her regular bedtime"
definite
adj. known for certain; "it is definite that they have won"
decided, distinct
adj. recognizable; marked; "noticed a distinct improvement"; "at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage"
effortless, casual
adj. not showing effort or strain; "a difficult feat performed with casual mastery"; "careless grace"
unambiguous, univocal, unequivocal
adj. admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion; "unequivocal evidence"; "took an unequivocal position"; "an unequivocal success"; "an unequivocal promise"; "an unequivocal (or univocal) statement"
low-priced, low-cost, affordable
adj. that you have the financial means for; "low-cost housing"
unequivocal, definitive
adj. clearly defined or formulated; "the plain and unequivocal language of the laws"- R.B.Taney
express
adj. not tacit or implied; "her express wish"
patent
adj. (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage; "patent ductus arteriosus"
patent
adj. (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage; "patent ductus arteriosus"
patent
adj. (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage; "patent ductus arteriosus"
patent
adj. (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage; "patent ductus arteriosus"
patent
adj. (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage; "patent ductus arteriosus"
rank
adj. very offensive in smell or taste; "a rank cigar"
ordinary
adj. not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine"
middling, mediocre, fair, average
adj. lacking exceptional quality or ability; "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best"
workaday, unremarkable, routine, quotidian, mundane, everyday
adj. found in the ordinary course of events; "a placid everyday scene"; "it was a routine day"; "there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant
open, overt
adj. open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"; "open ballots"
undisguised
adj. plain to see; "undisguised curiosity"
plain
adj. not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building"
pure
adj. (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless; "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath; "pure as the driven snow"
conspicuous, blazing, blatant
adj. without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious; "blatant disregard of the law"; "a blatant appeal to vanity"; "a blazing indiscretion"
average, normal
adj. conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal; "serve wine at normal room temperature"; "normal diplomatic relations"; "normal working hours"; "normal word order"; "normal curiosity"; "the normal course of events"
plain, clearly, plainly
adv. 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"
plain, plainly, apparently, patently, manifestly, evidently, obviously
adv. 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"
on the face of it, ostensibly, seemingly, apparently
adv. from appearances alone; "irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land"; "the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned"; "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy; "on the face of it the problem seems minor"
on the face of it, ostensibly, seemingly, apparently
adv. from appearances alone; "irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land"; "the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned"; "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy; "on the face of it the problem seems minor"
doubtlessly, doubtless, undoubtedly
adv. without doubt; certainly; "it's undoubtedly very beautiful"
doubtlessly, doubtless, undoubtedly
adv. without doubt; certainly; "it's undoubtedly very beautiful"
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broad
adj. (of speech) heavily and noticeably regional; "a broad southern accent"
unmistakable
adj. clearly evident to the mind; "his opposition to slavery was unmistakable"
distinguishable, distinct
adj. (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality; "plants of several distinct types"; "the word `nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses"; "gold is distinct from iron"; "a tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech"; "management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees"
perspicuous, crystal clear, luculent, pellucid, lucid, limpid
adj. (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable; "writes in a limpid style"; "lucid directions"; "a luculent oration"- Robert Burton; "pellucid prose"; "a crystal clear explanation"; "a perspicuous argument"
prima facie
adj. as it seems at first sight; "a prima facie case of murder"
vivid
adj. having the clarity and freshness of immediate experience; "a vivid recollection"
point-blank
adj. close enough to go straight to the target; "point-blank range"; "a point-blank shot"
square, straight, straightforward
adj. without evasion or compromise; "a square contradiction"; "he is not being as straightforward as it appears"
no-nonsense
adj. not tolerating irrelevancies; "the no-nonsense tones of a stern parent"
as a whole, in general, at large
adj. "the country at large"; "I enjoyed the play as a whole though I thought the acting could have been better"
at-large
adj. representing the whole of a state or body rather than one specific division or part of it: "ambassador-at-large"
nonspecific
adj. not caused by a specific agent; used also of staining in making microscope slides; "nonspecific enteritis"
widespread
adj. widely circulated or diffused; "a widespread doctrine"; "widespread fear of nuclear war"
all-purpose, general-purpose
adj. not limited in use or function
generic
adj. applicable to an entire class or group; "is there a generic Asian mind?"
gross
adj. lacking fine distinctions or detail; "the gross details of the structure appear reasonable"
large-scale, mass
adj. "mass destruction"
miscellaneous
adj. constituting a grab-bag category; "the usual collection of miscellaneous expenses"
overall
adj. involving only main features; "the overall pattern of his life"
pandemic
adj. existing everywhere; "pandemic fear of nuclear war"
pervasive, pervading
adj. spreading or spread throughout; "armed with permeative irony...he punctures affectations"; "the pervasive odor of garlic"; "an error is pervasive if it is material to more than one conclusion"
uncontaminated
adj. not corrupted by contact or association; "there is no culture uncontaminated by contact with the outside world"
unpolluted, uncontaminated
adj. free from admixture with noxious elements; clean; "unpolluted streams"; "a contaminated lake"
unclouded, light, clear, clean
adj. (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings"; "clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues"; "a light lilting voice like a silver bell"
fine
adj. free from impurities; having a high or specified degree of purity; "gold 21 carats fine"
native
adj. as found in nature in the elemental form; "native copper"
sublimate
adj. made pure
unadulterated
adj. not mixed with impurities; "unadulterated maple syrup"
unalloyed
adj. free from admixture; "unalloyed metal"; "unalloyed pleasure"
undefiled, uncorrupted
adj. (of language) not having its purity or excellence debased; "uncorrupted English"; "learn to speak pure English undefiled"- Van Wyck Brooks
matter-of-fact, prosaic
adj. not fanciful or imaginative; "local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones"; "a prosaic and unimaginative essay"
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unclear
adj. not clear to the mind; "the law itself was unclear on that point"; "the reason for their actions is unclear to this day"
opaque
adj. not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight; "opaque windows of the jail"; "opaque to X-rays"
patterned
adj. having patterns (especially colorful patterns)
fancy
adj. not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"
luxuriant, elaborate
adj. marked by complexity and richness of detail; "an elaborate lace pattern"
lacelike, lacy
adj. made of or resembling lace; "a lacy gown"; "a lacy leaf"
pretentious
adj. making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition"
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