Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Plain"

The meaning of "Plain" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does How can I say in more plain English “She has a sense of defeatism” without using the word defeatism? mean?
A: @Sid_Park hmm... I wouldn’t say so? You could have “an air of defeatism”, I guess, or feel a “sense of defeat”.
Q: What does plain mean?
A: something that is plain is something that is simple and boring
Q: What does On a plain

mean?
A: A plain is a very large flat piece of land like this: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/57/Great_Plains%2C_Nebraska%2C_U.S._1.jpg
Q: What does "just plain ..." mean?
A: It depends on the context, but there are two main ways I can think of.

Firstly, if you are ordering food, and there is a plain version and several different versions (for example, plain french fries, cheese fries, garlic fries) and someone asks which you want, you can say "just plain, please."

However, what I think you are asking is the following usage:

"He's just plain mean."

In this context, "just plain" EMPHASIZES what you are saying, with the extra meaning of "it's just the way it is." Here are some more examples:

"Northern California is just plain beautiful."
"He is just plain talented."
"English grammar is just plain confusing."

All of these sentences have THE SAME MEANING without "just plain," but adding it emphasizes the meaning and makes it sound like a natural state.
Q: What does plain wrong mean?
A: Absolutely wrong; there is not debating whether it is right or wrong

Example sentences using "Plain"

Q: Please show me example sentences with plain
simple
easy.
A: 1. I only eat plain hamburgers. (It means without cheese, salad, mayonnaise, mustard, etc.)

2. This living room looks a bit plain, how about we add some paintings on the walls, a flower vase on that corner and a rug? (It means the living room looks simple, doesn't have decorations)

3. There's a circus in the plains, behind my grandparent's farm. (It means a flat land)

4. This story won't be so great with a plain character like him, make some changes, make his personality a bit more interesting. (It can be said about a person, in this case is a character for a story. It means he is simple, boring, uninteresting)

5. The first bosses in all games are usually easy to beat.

6. The recipe is simple, anyone can do it!
Q: Please show me example sentences with plain.
A: Mary wore a plain white dress.

Tom ate plain and simple food.

The sun was in plain sight.
Q: Please show me example sentences with plain in.
A: That girl looks plain.
That flower was in plain view.

Synonyms of "Plain" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between plain and simple ?
A: Plain can be seen as a negative comment since it can also mean "boring" or "ordinary".
Simple means easy.
Q: What is the difference between plain and ugly ?
A: plain may mean similar to others
ugly is subjective and means unusually different
Q: What is the difference between plain and natural ?
A: They both mean something that is unaltered but sometimes plain can be seen as an insult/boring in some situations

Ex: I like how you look natural (without makeup)
Ex: Dancing comes natural/instinctive to him

Ex. plain (insult): Her style is so plain

Ex. plain (not an insult): I like my sandwiches plain without anything on them

Q: What is the difference between plain and simple ?
A: Plain: Nothing extra. Nothing added.
"I had plain toast for breakfast; no butter."

Simple: Opposite of complex.
"Zarusoba is a simple dish."
Q: What is the difference between plain and simple and flat ?
A: I've never heard plan and simple to describe the taste of something, but using "plain" and "flat" can mean the same thing.

For example, flat and plain can mean the food tastes like it has no added flavor or spice. Flat can also be used to say a soda or beer isn't bubbly anymore. Flat coffee is coffee that tastes similar to water. Saying something tastes plain can also be taken as saying the taste is uninteresting.

Translations of "Plain"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? Różnica między plain a simple
A: Oba mogą być użyte w znaczeniu 'proste' (e.g. it's plain and simple), ale 'plain' może też być połączone z np. ubraniami: 'plain shirt' - w tym znaczeniu jest to koszula bez zdobień. 'Plain' to też rzeczownik - znaczy dosłownie polana. W każdym razie 'simple' oznacza że coś jest nieskomplikowane, intuicyjne, kiedy 'plain' oznacza że coś jest typowe, nieszczególne, pospolite
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? plain
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? plain

Other questions about "Plain"

Q: they live on plains does this sound natural?
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Q: What does plains and pond mean?
A: can u please show me an example sentence. with both please
Q: I actually had plains to this weekend, but if you want go out with me, I can go with you does this sound natural?
A: "Plains to" should be "plans for"
"You want go out" should be "you want to go out"
Q: i will be late. plain is postphoned.
A: I will be late. The plane is delayed.

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