Definition of plainness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpleɪnnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpleɪnnəs//
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  1. 1the fact of being simple and not decorated or complicated the plainness of the architecture
  2. 2the quality in a woman of not being beautiful or attractive Rochester, despite Jane's plainness, is fascinated by her sharp wit and independence.
  3. 3the quality of being honest and direct Above all, he valued plainness, openness and honesty.