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Meaning of PLAINNESS

Pronunciation:  'pleynnes

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an appearance that is not attractive or beautiful; "fine clothes could not conceal the girl's homeliness"
  2. [n]  the appearance of being plain and unpretentious
  3. [n]  clarity as a consequence of being perspicuous
  4. [n]  the state of being unmixed with other material; "the plainness of vanilla ice cream"

PLAINNESS is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: homeliness, perspicuity, perspicuousness
 See Also: appearance, austereness, bareness, chasteness, clarity, clearness, limpidity, lucidity, pellucidity, pureness, purity, restraint, severeness, simplicity, starkness, visual aspect



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Plain"ness\, n.
The quality or state of being plain.

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