IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; COMMUNICATION OF IDEAS

III. MEANS OF COMMUNICATING IDEAS

2. Conventional means; language generally; various qualities of style

Plainness.

[Antonyms: ornament.]

[Nouns] plainness; simplicity, severity; plain terms, plain English; Saxon English; household words

[Verbs] call a spade "a spade"; plunge in medias res; come to the point.

[Adjectives] plain, simple; unornamented, unadorned, unvarnished; homely, homespun; neat; severe, chaste, pure, Saxon; commonplace, matter-of-fact, natural, prosaic.

dry, unvaried, monotonous [more].

[Adverbs] in plain terms, in plain words, in plain English, in plain common parlance; point-blank.

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