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Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. obviously, evidently, manifestly, patently, apparently, plainly, plainadverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    plain, ostensibly, manifestly, patently, simply, seemingly, on the face of it, evidently, apparently, obviously

  2. plainly, simplyadverb

    in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment

    "she was dressed plainly"; "they lived very simply"

    Synonyms:
    just, plain, but, manifestly, simply, patently, evidently, apparently, obviously, only, merely

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  1. List of paraphrases for "plainly":

    clearly, bluntly, simply, frankly, openly, clear

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4395apparently
#4417obviously
#5564merely
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#51264bluntly

How to use plainly in a sentence?

  1. Bill de Blasio:

    This is going to be an historic, monumental moment for all New Yorkers and all Americans. I'll put it plainly : You're going to want to be here, this is a celebration of New York City, of every working family who faced incredible challenges last year and overcame.

  2. Charles Hurt:

    I think one of the things that's so puzzling to us about why he does not get punished for making these statements is, that a lot of people hear it and they feel like, yeah he's working through the problem in front of us, but they think he's talking plainly, because he doesn't have the political pat answer for everything they give him a lot of forgiveness.

  3. Avigdor Lieberman:

    Civilized, politically correct Europe's silence over a anti-Semitic, neighborhood bully like Erdogan and his gang takes us back to the 1930s, we have to tell the truth and speak plainly, put it on the table.

  4. Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon:

    There was nothing he liked so much as flattery, or, to put it more plainly, adulation; the coarser and clumsier it was, the more he relished it

  5. James K. Polk:

    The Constitution itself, plainly written as it is, the safeguard of our federative compact, the offspring of concession and compromise, binding together in the bonds of peace and union this great and increasing family of free and independent States, will be the chart by which I shall be directed.


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  • yksinkertaisesti, selvästi, ilmiselvästiFinnish
  • clairement, simplementFrench
  • தெளிவாகTamil

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