What does plainly mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obviously, evidently, manifestly, patently, apparently, plainly, plain(adverb)

    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"

  2. plainly, simply(adverb)

    in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment

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

Wiktionary

  1. plainly(Adverb)

    In a plain manner; simply; basically.

    She decorated the room plainly but neatly.

  2. plainly(Adverb)

    Obviously; clearly.

    You will see that ours is plainly the better method.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plainly(adverb)

    in a plain manner; clearly

How to pronounce plainly?

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How to say plainly in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plainly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plainly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of plainly in a Sentence

  1. William Penn:

    Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.

  2. Frank Bowman:

    They quite plainly decided this is a political process and it is ultimately a political judgment, so when Trump suggests there is any judicial remedy for impeachment, he is just wrong.

  3. Ron Johnson:

    OPM says it has undertaken an aggressive effort to update its cybersecurity posture, plainly, it must do a better job, especially given the sensitive nature of the information it holds.

  4. John Locke:

    The visible mark of extraordinary wisdom and power appear so plainly in all the works of creation.

  5. Chief Justice John Marshall:

    Let the end be legitimate, let it be within the scope of the constitution, and all means which are appropriate, which are plainly adapted to that end, which are not prohibited, but consist with the letter and spirit of the constitution, are constitutional. ...[S]hould Congress, under the pretext of executing its powers, pass laws for the accomplishment of objects not entrusted to the government, such [acts are] not the law of the land.

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Translations for plainly

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

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