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English definition of “plainly”

plainly

adverb uk   /ˈpleɪn.li/ us  

plainly adverb (CLEARLY)

clearly or obviously: This is plainly wrong. Every footstep could be plainly heard. The men had plainly lied. Plainly, a great deal of extra time will be needed for the security checks. The incentive to sell more is large - and it plainly works.Apparent and obviousVisible

plainly adverb (WITH NOTHING ADDED)

simply and without a lot of decoration: a plainly furnished roomPlain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
(Definition of plainly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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