Definition for PLAIN'NESS


  1. Levelness; evenness of surface.
  2. Want of ornament; want of artificial show. So modest plainness sets off sprightly wit. – Pope.
  3. Openness; rough, blunt or unrefined frankness. Your plainness and your shortness please me well. – Shak.
  4. Artlessness; simplicity; candor; as, unthinking plainness. – Dryden.
  5. Clearness; openness; sincerity. Seeing then we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech. – 2 Cor. iii.

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