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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obviously, evidently, manifestly, patently, apparently, plainly, plainadverb

    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, simplyadverb

    in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment

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

Wiktionary

  1. plainlyadverb

    In a plain manner; simply; basically.

    She decorated the room plainly but neatly.

  2. plainlyadverb

    Obviously; clearly.

    You will see that ours is plainly the better method.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plainlyadverb

    in a plain manner; clearly

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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. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    Plainly, this monster should not have been in our community, he shouldn't have been allowed into the country. He shouldn't have been out on bail. He shouldn’t have been with a gun and he shouldn’t have become radicalized.

  2. Avigdor Lieberman:

    We have to tell the truth and speak plainly, put it on the table.

  3. Avigdor Lieberman:

    Civilized, politically correct Europe's silence over a anti-Semitic, neighborhood bully like Erdogan and his gang takes us back to the 1930s, we have to tell the truth and speak plainly, put it on the table.

  4. 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.

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

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    an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger
    • A. lacerate
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