Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a plain manner; simply; basically.
  • adv. Obviously; clearly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a plain manner; clearly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a plain manner, ,

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
  • adv. in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment

Etymologies

plain +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

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