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plain

US [pleɪn]
UK [pleɪn]
  • adj.清楚的;明显的;浅白的;坦诚的
  • v.发牢骚;叹惜;哀悼;痛哭
  • adv.绝对地
  • n.平原
  • Web普通的;平纹;朴素的
Comparative Degree:plainer  Superlative:plainest  Plural Form:plains  
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adj.
1.
清楚的;明显的;浅白的easy to see or understand
He made it plain that we should leave.
他明确表示要我们离开。
She made her annoyance plain.
她满脸不耐烦。
The facts were plain to see .
事实显而易见。
It was a rip-off, plain and simple .
这是一个不折不扣的冒牌货。
2.
坦诚的;直率的;直接的not trying to trick anyone; honest and direct
The plain fact is that nobody really knows.
事实很明显,没有人真正了解。
a politician with a reputation for plain speaking
说话直率出了名的一个政治人物
3.
不尚修饰的;朴素的;简单的not decorated or complicated; simple
a plain but elegant dress
朴素淡雅的连衣裙
plain food
清淡的食物
The interior of the church was plain and simple.
教堂内部朴素无华。
plain yogurt(= without sugar or fruit)
原味酸奶
4.
素的;无花纹的;单色的without marks or a pattern on it
covers in plain or printed cotton
单色或印花的罩布
Write on plain paper(= without lines) .
用无格白纸书写。
5.
[obn]
极普通的;平庸的;平凡的used to emphasize that sth is very ordinary, not special in any way
You don't need any special skills for this job, just plain common sense.
这项工作不需要任何特殊技能,只要有普通常识就够了。
6.
相貌平平的;无姿色的not beautiful or attractive
7.
(编织)平针的,平纹的describing a simple stitch used in knitting
IDM
be plain sailing
顺利;一帆风顺to be simple and free from trouble
in plain English
用平白的言语(或文字)simply and clearly expressed, without using technical language
(as) plain as a pikestaff|(as) plain as day|(as) plain as the nose on your face
一清二楚;一目了然;显而易见very obvious
n.
— see also
floodplain
1.
平原a large area of flat land
the flat coastal plain of Thassos
萨索斯岛平坦的滨海平原
the Great Plains
北美洲大平原
adv.
1.
(informal)
(用于强调)简直,绝对地used to emphasize how bad, stupid, etc. sth is
plain stupid/wrong
简直愚蠢至极;绝对错误

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