Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of a plain (flat land with relatively little vegetation).

Etymologies

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plain +‎ like

Examples

  • Some objected to the plains because they were so flat and plainlike, and some to the mountains because of their exceedingly mountainous aspect; but on one point we all agreed -- on the uniform excellence of the dining-car service.

    Roughing it De Luxe

  • It appeared as a regularly shaped mountain, somewhat over two thousand feet high, with a central depression about three miles in diameter at the top, and perhaps two miles over at the bottom, which was plainlike in form, with some lakes of bitter water in the centre.

    Outlines of the Earth's History A Popular Study in Physiography

  • I ain't seen as pretty a blue dress as this -- yet it's plainlike, too. "

    Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise, Volume I

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