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French translation of “plain”

plain

adjective /plein/
simple or ordinary; without ornament or decoration plain living good, plain food. easy to understand; clear
clair
His words were quite plain.
absolutely open or honest, with no attempt to be tactful I’ll be quite plain with you plain speaking. obvious
évident, clair
It’s plain (to see) you haven’t been practising your music.
not pretty
quelconque
a rather plain girl.
plainly adverb
simplement; clairement
plainness noun
simplicité; clarté
plain chocolate dark chocolate not containing milk.
chocolat à croquer
plain clothes adjective (etc) a plain-clothes job.
vêtements civils; en civil
plain sailing progress without difficulty
(chose) qui va comme sur des roulettes
Life is not always plain sailing.
plain-spoken adjective speaking honestly and candidly, not trying to be tactful She is a very plain-spoken person who always says what she means.
(Definition of plain from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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