Synonym of plain

Alternative for plain

plains, plainer, plainest

Synonym: clear, distinct, evident, homely, obvious, ordinary, simple, unattractive, understandable,

Antonym: complicated, fanciful,

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Not remarkable or special
average ordinary common simple commonplace conventional normal usual quotidian straightforward vanilla routine dull lowly natural traditional white-bread run-of-the-mill prosaic everyday boring standard humdrum unremarkable mundane workaday bland typical uninteresting garden-variety characterless unexceptional undistinguished common or garden bog-standard familiar uninspiring pedestrian nondescript uninspired customary regular insipid stock unexciting standard-issue trite tame middle-of-the-road unimaginative uneventful colourless lacklustre stale vapid cut-and-dried lackluster tedious mainstream flat unmemorable habitual dreary monotonous colorless mediocre drab lifeless general unpretentious dry cut-and-dry plain vanilla hackneyed ornery a dime a dozen frequent accustomed garden variety modest household homespun banal unnoteworthy nothing to write home about so-so tiresome wonted homely ubiquitous generic wearisome spiritless jejune established expected vacuous unadorned blah no great shakes indifferent nothing special anaemic OK dead stereotypical settled humble predictable anemic watery second-rate featureless lame ho-hum basic day-to-day bog standard set domestic middling flavorless garden weak recognized neutral noncommittal fair indistinctive faceless unimpressive inconspicuous archetypical beige terrestrial lustreless popular limp insignificant prevailing tired nitty-gritty flavourless orthodox wishy-washy sterile feeble dime-a-dozen regulation fixed nothing classic barren not up to much classical milk-and-water recognised suburban poor gray grey tolerable unstimulating passable representative torpid matter-of-fact inferior archetypal stereotyped plodding run-of-the-mine medium run-of-mine second-class characteristic hacky family forgettable inconsequential corny ho hum heavy clear standardized staple casual informal slow acceptable plastic zestless well-known deadpan pointless bloodless antiseptic formulaic unembellished mild standardised daily unseasoned prevalent stupid tasteless pabulum zero going time-honored accepted namby-pamby current arid prescribed weariful chronic dull as dishwater matter-of-course par for the course not much cop unexceptionable static anodyne usual thing long-winded big yawn unaspiring unambitious constant discreet public sluggish unspectacular decent adequate practical whitebread true periodic inert fair-to-middling anonymous trivial blank expressionless scheduled unnoticeable familial half-pie okay rife typic grind unextraordinary unvaried unsentimental unvarnished unpoetic literal unemotional factual nothing to get excited about intermediate fair to middling middle of the road no-frills seasonal methodical two a penny plain-Jane ten a penny off-the-shelf unimportant domiciliary neither one thing nor the other sleepy useless half-hearted inadequate ponderous irrelevant inconsiderable paltry no big deal quiet home homey prosy unromantic numbing wearying non-stimulating piddling immaterial worthless jading drudging stodgy tiring leaden stuffy soft drivelling nebbish driveling fatuous tenuous slight innocuous inane subdued dry as dust meaningless whatever old weary as dry as dust mimetic watered-down thin known repeated mind-numbing unchanging monochromatic bleak dowdy desolate not bad dullsville backward mimic pallid mean stagnant backwoods comatose imitative unanimated unappetizing acquainted acknowledged of little consequence of little importance of no consequence not worth mentioning of no importance of no great concern of no account apish unsophisticated unflavoured savorless unsavory savourless one-horse approved agreed undistinctive inoffensive unoriginal recognizable proverbial recurring behind the times dead-and-alive universal received confirmed dull as ditchwater run of the mill waterish nerdy wimpy unappealing sapless slavish native recognisable obvious anticipated foreseen sanctioned authorized unsavoury unpleasurable nowhere without spice big zero distasteful unpalatable epigonic epigonous endorsed understood admitted well known folksy inelaborate pure and simple normophilic uncluttered unornamented austere rustic your basic unostentatious uncomplicated unelaborate elementary clean undecorated predominant canned old hat fashionable touted emulative common variety plain as the nose on your face plain as a pikestaff tried and true well worn agreed upon unopposed passed legit okayed authorised tried and tested preferred in vogue arrived at time-honoured long-established prescriptive stark nameless methodic rigid mechanical overused systematic automatic empty blending into the background widespread rooted rampant persistent pervasive enduring deep-rooted inveterate lasting proven perennial ingrained long-lived proper official age-old continual overall recurrent ritual continuing ruling shared majority inbred long-standing historic deep-seated ancient ineradicable unmitigated abiding inborn incurable steady ritualistic idiosyncratic repetitious conformist obstinate stubborn lifelong derivative repetitive unabating comprehensive folk well established ancestral endemic ceaseless in circulation sweeping widely held correct persisting tenacious continuous ever-present unyielding certain distinctive appropriate vintage obligatory protracted platitudinous canonical quintessential sound extensive right model compulsory permanent unvarying mandatory clichéd dominant moderate prototypical broad doctrinal signature widely used total long-lasting ideal banausic determined existing by the numbers across the board vested authoritative fairish entrenched not so hot present periodical definite defined ongoing symptomatic favourite favorite taken for granted comfortable required old-world old-time well-established consistent stable unquestioned distinguishing perfect traditionary chosen stipulated absolute iterated cyclic reiterative adopted numerous overworked median consummate necessary exemplary boilerplate traditionalistic old-fashioned collective inherent central paradigmatic in character textbook definitive undoubted in style prolonged seasoned preponderant regnant essential serious square global habituated in fashion fundamental incessant undisputed immemorial perpetual plebeian emblematic de rigueur worn out only to be expected catholic all-embracing worldwide ecumenical congruous worn-out innate traditionalist amateurish amateur satisfactory lingering dragging prototypal dusty vulgar epidemic in force bush-league true to form O.K. timeworn sustained true to type all right diurnal fitting lamestream explicit precise pervading respected orderly diagnostic contemporary latest extant modern venerable long-drawn-out OB express exact gut default core valid acquired honored what one would expect in-between time-worn overdone well-worn derived annoying irritating in use decided next presentational famous notorious legendary famed uncontested statutory legal lawful canonic given used one-size-fits-all sop wont honoured samey reigning staid arranged specified immortal ageless primary mutual cornball dime-store vexatious boresome predetermined remaining ceremonial serviceable profuse reiterated played out starch lacking variety lacking variation timeless appointed workday unadventurous good local same old prearranged allowed certified permitted supported legalized affirmed ratified backed validated OK'd superabundant united embraced inevitable like familiar tune boiler plate severe playing it safe standard operating procedure in a rut in the groove according to Hoyle jake drawn-out spun-out haunting axiomatic renowned self-evident highbrow circulating ultimate unmistakable symbolic hard-core deep bred-in-the-bone deep-set intrenched unavoidable inescapable unforgettable memorable undying deathless mass wide unending acute dangerous random cyclical continued individual legalised commutual intermutual planned of choice in the habit of practised long-term addicting disciplined perfunctory practiced iterative supreme foreseeable indicative reliable reputed infamous symphonic concert heavyweight not very good congenital irredeemable recommended assigned cheap and commonplace superior likely unsurprising assured overarching national blanket communal joint outright commonest reoccurring dire alarming extreme grave peculiar individualistic cliched out-and-out complete utter formal afoot predominating at his best at its best at her best conservative dyed-in-the-wool made official vouched for sworn radicated adamant non-specific indurated in keeping ready-made businesslike rolling repeating successive unpreventable ineluctable societal wholesale nationwide principal influential operative main preponderating special respective particular personal own distinct about never-ending thoroughgoing royal real arrant positive thorough to be expected bromidic toneless treadmill dim monotone considerable broad-brush broad-spectrum across-the-board all-round all-around in the air bruited about making the rounds doing the rounds in general use on everyone's lips going around talked of prime imitable copybook oft repeated ultraconservative unprogressive reactionary unheretical button-down buttoned-down mossbacked old-line standpat die-hard paleoconservative hidebound old-school brassbound archconservative … all over on the cards midway middle full specific generous tidy abundant significant appreciable marked noticeable goodly sizable worthwhile substantial sizeable biggish medial mid dinki-di kosher lusterless actual practicable yawn diddly irksome prose halfway intermediary readily available widely available respectable reasonable straight pious legitimate religious punctilious rightful unmistaken midsized midmost midsize mediate identifying robot-like bien pensant par unlimited pandemic celestial all all-over unrestricted stellar cosmic multinational planetary cosmopolitan diffuse all-inclusive empyrean worldly omnipresent whole astronomical in line straight arrow medium-sized middle-sized officially recognized old-style matter-of- fact discriminating identifiable secure unshakable according to the book ample sufficient goodish intensive done up to standard good enough pretty good comme il faut socially obligatory a must conforming to accepted standards called for au fait most common most typical most usual most frequent

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Not decorated or elaborate
unadorned bare modest unembellished basic undecorated unornamented austere spartan stark unostentatious muted restrained unfussy unsophisticated unvarnished homespun severe unpatterned unpretentious chaste discreet everyday homely naked simple uncluttered workaday bald frugal patternless clean dry raw bare bones stripped down bare-bones without frills penny plain plain vanilla straightforward ascetic unrefined natural ordinary no-frills uncomplicated functional homey down-to-earth humble unassuming unaffected clinical understated Spartan economical rudimentary rough and ready spare artless rustic classic minimal inelaborate unpolished unembroidered meagre crude moderate unelaborate bleak no-nonsense primitive monastic folksy rough-hewn honest meager undeveloped cozy no frills unimposing pure rough rude clumsy sparse unadulterated unfurnished wholesome cheap inexpensive utilitarian impersonal characterless minimalist jerry-rigged jerry-built jury-rigged rough-and-tumble rough-and-ready cosy uninvolved colourless soulless homemade unextravagant antiseptic practical homestyle without ornamentation unfinished small colorless inelegant unexcessive unobtrusive cut down ultra-plain uncomplex cobbled together unshowy traditional low-key downhome informal unspoilt conservative essential minimum subdued measly puritanical scanty insufficient skimpy scant paltry harsh straight homecooked without ornament fundamental hard barren vanilla undissembled temperate economy generic serviceable useful cold homebrew makeshift peasant fuel-saving fuel-efficient energy-efficient energy-saving au naturel adequate improvised coarse unpresumptuous unskilled domestic pure and simple bungling incompetent utility institutional acceptable without airs fresh hearty conventional thrown together in the rough inept awkward maladroit hard-wearing average unradical reasonable middling fair unexceptional unstudied unextreme make-do unspecialized unpainted unlacquered untreated meek poor demure lowly familiar roughhewn matt token basal nothing elementary stripped lowest starting undermost bottom ground lowest level user friendly user-friendly

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(of a person) Not beautiful or attractive
ugly unattractive ordinary unalluring unprepossessing homely ordinary-looking unappealing unlovely deformed fugly huckery ill-favored ill-favoured as plain as a pikestaff hard on the eyes no oil painting not much to look at plain-featured not beautiful not striking unsightly hideous grotesque monstrous unpretty unpleasing vile unhandsome unbeautiful uncomely unpleasant uninviting short on looks disgusting ugly-looking plain-looking repulsive drack unbecoming unflattering ill-suited unsuitable unsuited nasty displeasing disfigured revolting horrid gross disagreeable repugnant repellent frightful beastly repelling bad-looking as ugly as sin plain as a pikestaff scuzzy incongruous distasteful ugly looking animal mousy unaesthetic ill-fitting not much for looks objectionable obnoxious unappetizing insipid dull dreary banal subfuscous unlikable trite unbeauteous not appealing ghastly gruesome grisly shocking terrifying detestable horrendous offensive sickening abominable weird terrible loathsome morbid macabre bestial misshapen grim foul awful horrible unseemly reptilian hard-featured hard-favoured unpalatable unsavoury off-putting unsavory nauseating yucky inedible uneatable uninteresting sour tasteless undesirable flavourless unwelcome bitter flavorless rotten sick-making yukky icky grody bland frightening rancid unwanted bad savorless dreadful difficult abhorrent uncomfortable painful unenviable unwished-for unacceptable unnatural forbidding daunting unfortunate distorted malformed abnormal freakish unenticing dismal yucko depressing stinky horrific horrifying distressing nightmarish irksome agonizing troublesome miserable severe vexatious lousy irritating annoying harsh appalling execrable odious uncongenial galling agonising gut-wrenching unsympathetic infelicitous noisome foul-tasting indigestible untempting awful-looking frightful-looking disheartening discouraging dispiriting intimidating dismaying demoralizing inhospitable joyless unwelcoming comfortless cheerless charmless obscene lacklustre unshapely lackluster drab bleak hellish mutant miscreated fearsome shapeless teratoid formidable rebarbative fiendish not pretty demoralising uncoveted uniform savourless fierce unchanging monotonous unvarying unvaried intense unpopular mighty odd bizarre trying harmful hateful acute troubling disconcerting wishy-washy regimented disquieting worrisome discomforting crashing injurious invidious destructive bothersome fearful fanciful strange outlandish fantastic woeful wretched unsettling traumatic torturous stressful perturbing pesky wicked functional governmental institutional bromidic utilitarian jejune rudimentary corporate prosaic dry elementary humdrum pedestrian whimsical misproportioned twisted humourless poor harrowing sober crummy sombre unnerving doleful disturbing agitating atrocious mortifying humorless unbearable upsetting solemn discomposing distressful somber brackish vapid troublous gloomy unsatisfactory stinking unendurable fraught lurid sedate deplorable abysmal hairy tormenting dire worrying heartbreaking regrettable diabolical grave mutilated gnarled mangled tragical pathetic repellant uncool awkward cruel grotty afflicting hellacious lamentable godawful unhappy tragic saddening afflictive affecting sad nauseous mean flat anguished excruciating hurtful sorrowful heartrending hostile grievous concerning peculiar freaky nerve-racking nail-biting extremely bad nerve-wracking heart-rending heart-breaking standard issue rum surrealistic uncanny surreal flamboyant aberrant absurd extreme antic queer laughable extravagant perverted eerie

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Clear and apparent to one's perceptions
apparent clear evident obvious patent manifest distinct transparent unmistakable visible palpable overt conspicuous discernible indisputable nonambiguous noticeable observable perceivable perceptible pronounced recognisable recognizable unambiguous detectable lucid marked striking unambivalent bald barefaced pellucid perspicuous ringing straightforward unequivocal as clear as crystal comprehensible decided luculent luminous beyond doubt beyond question definite tangible clear-cut self-evident bald-faced crystal clear bright-line open-and-shut plain to see as plain as day beyond a doubt writ large as plain as a pikestaff written all over someone standing out a mile standing out like a sore thumb staring someone in the face sticking out a mile sticking out like a sore thumb explicit broad blatant glaring understandable unconcealed open undisguised bold distinguishable salient intelligible prominent undeniable direct flagrant categorical apprehensible unquestionable self-explanatory coherent certain appreciable graspable sensible inescapable fathomable arresting incontrovertible outstanding emphatic frank express precise outright revealed downright sharp positive cut-and-dried well defined brazen simple indubitable limpid unhidden definitive signal pointed vivid open and shut unsubtle avowed specific comprehendible blunt lucent notable easy to understand eye-catching legible knowable discoverable absolute conclusive remarkable significant seeable dramatic univocal sure audible undoubted incontestable unblurred accessible strong bright transpicuous identifiable candid exposed well-defined axiomatic black-and-white under one's nose shameless crystalline user friendly user-friendly easily seen clearly expressed unqualified visual exact showy discernable obtrusive as clear as day kenspeckle bodacious flamboyant brilliant noisy grabby commanding splashy catchy crystal easily understood out in the open big as life public scrutable clear cut crystal-clear readable digestible as plain as the nose on your face straight graphic complete measurable articulate distinctive stark recognized seen ocular notorious gross macroscopic in view in sight viewable arrant sheer point-blank out-and-out decipherable not hidden particular to be seen recognised easy to follow demonstrable blinding unrestrained full noted considerable decisive cogent conceivable unreserved staring one in the face substantial published penetrable colourful acknowledged easily deciphered utter clear as a bell rank confirmed easy to read undisputed translucent publicized naked egregious written all over one logical on show accurate established as plain as the nose on one's face thin plainly seen concrete convinced glaringly obvious well-known much in evidence diaphanous filmy irrefutable audacious tidy spectacular loud accepted plain as day straight from the shoulder colorful publicised known liquid set cut and dried black and white see-through assured on the nose clear as day plain as the nose on your face widely known no ifs ands or buts spelled out perspicacious honest forthright ill-disguised standing out clearly visible above board abrupt flat joined-up noncontroversial evinced divulged disclosed understood easily grasped evidenced straight-from-the-shoulder manifestly cognizable traceable enunciated crystalling crisp unquestioned aboveboard bare telltale great ostentatious stunning neat plausible believable colorable credible ostensible seeming exclusive controlled unique thick unashamed well constructed prima facie inimitable unproblematic thoroughgoing unfeigned wholehearted clean-cut detailed uncomplicated on view on display easily distinguishable unchallenged uncontested resolved satisfied readily comprehensible in evidence staring you in the face patently true hard and fast perfect comprehensive minute exhaustive well-marked anywhere to be seen runaway stated sharply defined pure right under one's nose in words of one syllable material goodly sizeable reasonable ascertainable fair flashy make no bones easily read for certain as plain as daylight orderly flowing fluent regular smooth total sensational arrestive noteworthy exhibitionistic lively glittery in the bag for sure guaranteed cinched on ice unalterable at close range without explanation clearly explained good-sized large sizable healthy estimable lurid gaudy garish printed clean unimaginative shared broadcast uncontestable undisputable undiminished well marked forceful easily understandable in circulation defined determined no catch carefully written freely available fixed can't miss it in plain sight in full view over-literal lacking subtlety lacking nuance flat-out straight out in the open right under your nose in the public domain finite determinate narrow circumscribed bounded restricted measured limited celebrated no holds barred nailed-on public knowledge hard no strings attached no fine print hearable gossamer shocking outrageous famous renowned assigned prescribed flimsy glassy gauzy heinous familiar declared popular admitted confessed serious clearly defined cobwebby light inordinate shameful scandalous atrocious terrible grievous reprehensible disgraceful dreadful proven certified monstrous iniquitous exorbitant enormous villainous wicked unmitigated extreme excessive major proclaimed common identified proverbial gossamer-thin gauzelike chiffony fine lightweight gossamery gossamer-like immoderate capital resounding deafening roaring carrying vocal auricular aural sounding received branded ultra-fine gauze-like brass-necked out and out well known self-confessed publicly known generally known vitreous hyaline permeable tiffany cellophane down pat within earshot loud enough able to be heard

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Frank, honest or blunt in manner
frank direct forthright honest candid outspoken straightforward blunt upfront open unreserved unvarnished bold downright explicit straight unequivocal unguarded blatant forthcoming foursquare freehearted openhearted plainspoken abrupt bald truthful round straight from the shoulder up-front free-spoken out-front plain-spoken unambiguous uninhibited sincere matter-of-fact guileless up front undisguised free transparent ingenuous real unconcealed outright unqualified artless no-nonsense brutal bluff like it is naked straight-shooting bare-faced natural lay it on the line from the hip unrestricted not afraid to call a spade a spade point-blank straight-talking clear harsh categorical saying what one thinks call a spade a spade brazen genuine unembellished aboveboard warts and all simple unadorned bare realistic unrestrained stark upright undiplomatic true to life straight-out unsparing vocal unevasive unexaggerated tactless unfiltered undissembling man-to-man patent undissembled unreticent straight to the point point blank plain-speaking flat-out on the level talking turkey speaking as one finds laying it on the line calling spade a spade severe unveiled barefaced unstinting specific complete easy apparent familiar naive scrupulous heart-to-heart distinct unfeigned straight-from-the-shoulder to the point raw on the up and up not beating around the bush not beating about the bush authentic gritty forward basic vociferous flagrant indiscreet brusque unceremonious grim palpable heartless total unmodified free-speaking unmistakable opinionated strident square communicative unconstrained demonstrative unbiased unprejudiced insensitive impolitic innocent fair no lie pure unpretended frontal parrhesiastic above board no beating around the bush intolerant not pulling any punches out-and-out clear-cut no holds barred definite fundamental open-hearted open-and-shut absolute express right up front pulling no punches calling a spade a spade obvious sheer manifest evident pretenseless level telling it like it is dinkum literal hard two-fisted plain-dealing on the square laid on the line straight-arrow square-shooting right-on honest-to-goodness cold austere rude unornamented plain vanilla undecorated threadbare worn patchy curt short gruff terse snippy brusk short-spoken crusty rough indelicate sharp brief caustic snappy crisp tart not mincing one's words speaking one's mind accountable exact hearty decisive vigorous brisk good-natured genial approachable snappish businesslike friendly speaking straight from the shoulder abrasive cavalier offhand cheery bearish snippety blustering breviloquent loud laconic dusty for real open and shut hard-hitting trenchant impolite uncivil unpolished discourteous uncompromising

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Pure and free from impurities

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Absolute or total in amount or degree
absolute complete total utter sheer pure thoroughgoing categorical downright outright thorough categoric rank unmitigated veritable dreadful infernal all-out flat-out out-and-out straight-out nothing other than through and through stark simple unqualified consummate perfect arrant dead flat blooming crashing very unadulterated unequivocal unconditional definite fair regular profound plumb stone cotton-picking deadly bodacious blank unalloyed mere clean entire direct unlimited blasted positive explicit unbounded unmixed unreserved bare confounded blessed unrelieved all-fired bald straight blunt unadorned emphatic unquestionable indubitable undisguised unmistakable sole clear basic proper point-blank gross out and out certain only lone abundant uncontrolled endless unrestrained pure and simple deep-dyed brute dyed-in-the-wool surpassing patent blatant real firm right unambiguous common final right-down supreme whole sure utmost single altogether undiluted quite incessant constant chronic clear-cut insistent assertive adamant resolute fixed unremitting continuous main conclusive unrelenting unmodified peremptory unrestricted all out modest minimal singular solitary point blank unbroken unalleviated candid frank honest sincere undeniable naked wholesome uncorrupted unvarnished unembellished full ultimate extreme undivided wholesale straight out uttermost undiminished plenary maximum wholehearted genuine exhaustive top full-scale solid unconstrained full-bore in every respect no catch comprehensive maximal full-on max nth overt inveterate no holds barred no ifs ands or buts most paramount greatest topmost highest prize limitless express infinite last decisive flagrant glaring assured unabridged matchless open without reservations determinate wide no strings no fine print no kicker resounding unstinting palpable intense biggest brazen uncompromising full-blown barefaced obvious peerless superlative unsurpassed terminal actual unquestioning perpetual without limit preeminent true-blue eternal extraordinary true pronounced serious committed concerted uninhibited quintessential egregious bloody decided transparent all capital grand undisputed overarching unregenerate major rightly so called stone-cold strict no joke uninterrupted inclusive totalitarian enduring steady steadfast abiding unfaltering never-failing shameless monstrous atrocious notorious vile infamous overwhelming faultless sweeping austere relentless conspicuous open-ended with no strings unconditioned through-and-through rigid unabated without reservation in-depth enormous huge flawless excellent impeccable unsurpassable errant perfected ideal finished inimitable transcendent overall severe untempered unmollified unbending unmoderated without qualification greatest amount of greatest possible horrible oppressive everlasting unaltered habitual undying double-dyed untarnished untouched confirmed unblemished authentic systematic unimpaired persistent unsoftened harsh grim in every way full-frontal farthest farthermost sovereign furthermost outermost furthest predominant forthright definitive remotest unbound boundless tyrannical pre-eminent all-powerful omnipotent outmost apodictic specific endmost aftermost largest no strings attached one hundred per cent outside too much farthest away last straw too-too worst case furthest away ultra out of bounds chief mostest determined concentrated best most extreme most distant

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(archaic, rare, regional) Flat or level

Adjective

Requiring or involving very little or no effort
soft easy effortless easeful easygoing facile simple straightforward unchallenging mindless uninvolved undemanding untroublesome cushy mere unexacting untroubled lax trivial unburdensome little relaxed uninhibited uncomplicated unproblematic safe downhill paltry painless easy-going laid-back manageable stress-free wieldy trouble-free comfortable easy-peasy basic breezy elementary idiotproof inconsiderable clear as easy as ABC a piece of cake as easy as falling off a log plain sailing no sweat rudimentary simplistic as easy as pie rudimental obvious quick attainable smooth fluid cheap perspicuous light weightless piece of cake palpable unambiguous unmistakable workable evident unequivocal easy-breezy user friendly accessible transparent a snap a snip a breeze kids' stuff a pushover not difficult cinch easy as pie idiot-proof a doddle a piece of old tackle user-friendly duck soup distinct a cinch money for jam ready slight a bludge money for old rope clear-cut snap apparent no muss no fuss hands-down patent bed of roses open-and-shut pushover no trouble simple as ABC picnic yielding no bother royal no problem nothing to it easily done child's play manifest not burdensome a five-finger exercise a cakewalk a doss a snack routine fluent nothing fast parsimonious direct unsophisticated a walk in the park leisurely a picnic a gift easy going straight sailing smooth sailing easy ride easy progress unfussy down-to-earth flowing natural graceful spontaneous instinctive intuitive untaxing unforced running cursive offhand moderate bearable tolerable endurable low impact superficial minimal benign tender not hard nonabrasive mellow soothing bland balmy middle-of-the-road

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(of cultural activities or products) Designed with the intention to suit the taste of the general public rather than specialists or intellectuals

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Nonstandard form of indisputable
undisputable undeniable indisputable incontrovertible indubitable irrefutable incontestable positive unquestionable definite conclusive unambiguous absolute clear undoubted unmistakable sure unequivocal evident true reliable inarguable unassailable demonstrable guaranteed fixed sound genuine real authoritative unerring ascertained confirmable destined determined establishable firm hard infallible known predestined provable set supreme trustworthy verifiable safe on ice salted away sure thing having down pat in the bag certain obvious manifest irrefragable unarguable unanswerable proven unchallengeable patent beyond question beyond doubt accomplished final clear-cut categorical self-evident definitive watertight transparent palpable beyond dispute decisive beyond a shadow of a doubt undebatable convincing emphatic compelling apodictic not in doubt ultimate clinching observable accurate actual straightforward confirmed airtight express pronounced marked uncontroversial accepted acknowledged as plain as a pikestaff staring one in the face open and shut verified demonstrative authentic factual settled unimpeachable nailed-on double-checked nailed down no mistake unshakable established decided necessary obligatory binding compulsory unequivocable surefire uncontestable well-proven well grounded well founded no ifs and or buts for sure no two ways about it impregnable invincible irresistible flawless telling irrebuttable ironclad overwhelming forceful odds-on apodeictic nof ifs ands or buts can bet on it attestable evincible apparent noticeable perceptible axiomatic supportable empirical prominent sustainable striking conspicuous checkable distinct empiric discernible deducible ascertainable comprehensible inferable veridical unfabled recognized frozen undisputed sealed determinate unquestioned flat inexpugnable unchallenged hard-and-fast uncontested stable that's a fact no ifs ands or buts about it not in question there are no two ways about it recognised all sewn up as sure as eggs is eggs unconditional last unqualified deciding existent substantial attested effective completing downright flat-out concluding settling state-of-the-art closing limiting finishing precise terminating complete perfect ending straight out terminal determining unimaginary existing realistic concrete veritable tangible very substantive truthful honest dinkum physical de facto non-fictional for real honest to God bona fide sure-enough kosher honest-to-goodness sure enough real live assured valid persuasive foolproof dependable doubtless unfailing strong cogent credible plausible outright inescapable undoubtable pure sheer solid cold sure-fire inevitable certified without loopholes irrevocable substantiated total convinced confident weighty unfaltering satisfied unwavering persuaded steadfast no ifs ands or buts undoubting without doubt faultless powerful unquestioning free from doubt thorough resolute exact secure questionless implicit hands-down essential unavoidable ineluctable consummate inexorable determinative fated imminent ineludible for certain preordained unpreventable predictable predetermined unescapable inerrant natural impending peremptory impreventable unalterable foreordained doomed inevasible authenticated sure to happen to be expected bound to happen in the cards literal to be anticipated demonstrated certifiable inalienable immutable tyrannous admitted dogmatic arbitrary inoppugnable overpowering material freely admitted not disputed unbreakable safe to say unvarnished open-and-shut enduring unshaken uncompromising abiding constant changeless never-failing unchanging steady unchangeable for a fact unvarying bare open exhaustive invulnerable rational impressive authenticating reasoned reasonable uncontradicted right fair unalloyed failsafe pat well-founded superior well-grounded potent validating returnless stone cold satisfying efficacious down pat imperative irreversible commanding tacit fail-safe intrinsic influential beyond a doubt faithful sober beyond the shadow of a doubt can't-miss virtual implied unappealable compulsive insistent trusty determinant revealing resolving irrefrangible beyond a shadow of doubt unacknowledged especial legitimate self-assured specific self-conceited self-confident unhesitating well reasoned believable real-life objective real-world validated proper litmus test all out corroborated resounding rank affirmative documented logical serious unmitigated considerable out-and-out cocksure thoroughgoing explicit direct forcible regular utter good what you see is what you get one hundred per cent significant unadulterated unreserved whole unabridged fundamental utmost unrelieved rightly so called foreseeable expected decreed ordained fateful required prescribed mandatory ineliminable without recourse all locked up certain to happen

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Free from exaggeration or distortion
literal factual simple true genuine objective strict unexaggerated unvarnished bare exact unembellished accurate authentic correct faithful gospel stark straightforward truthful unadulterated undistorted veracious veritable actual documentary hard historical matter-of-fact narrow nonfictional real apparent critical honest methodical natural ordinary scrupulous unembroidered unerring usual verbal written not figurative bona fide word for word precise direct verbatim undeviating unabridged verifiable realistic unelaborated legit veridical credible kosher close fact-based letter for letter unquestionable legitimate so proper valid undoubted right dinkum reliable spot-on spot on florid as true as I'm sitting here telling it like it is as it really happened as true as I'm standing here on the level case undeniable naturalistic word-perfect letter-perfect unfaked letter-for-letter word-for-word to the letter in accordance with the facts true to life what really happened on the mark what actually happened line for line line by line on target on the money in accordance with reality sure lifelike unadorned fair circumstantial concrete existent very verisimilar veristic absolute certain effective unprejudiced scientific unbiased true-to-life sure-enough true-life card-carrying de facto straight from horse's mouth bonafide untainted unspoiled convincing trusty true blue straight complete official for real authoritative full pure original errorless undeceptive true-blue bang on dead-on on the line on-target high-principled on the nail on the up and up like it is

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Having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected
matter-of-fact down-to-earth unsentimental practical realistic sober dull flat pragmatic deadpan dry mundane prosaic rational sensible unemotional factual lifeless literal no-nonsense straightforward unembellished unimaginative unvarnished businesslike commonsensical hard-headed level-headed earthy hardheaded pragmatical unadorned uncreative emotionless humdrum pedestrian accurate apathetic calm cold cold-blooded exact faithful feasible hard-boiled impassive impersonal naked phlegmatic prosy serious stoic stolid straight-thinking truthful unaffected undistorted unembroidered unidealistic unimpassioned with both feet on the ground logical hard firm solid levelheaded valid informed reasonable justified just lucid good sound reasoned commonsensible well-founded commonsense systematic clear coherent cogent methodical simple organized natural robust unrefined rough unsophisticated considered well-thought-out well-expressed well-presented judicious intelligent unbuttered direct homely uninhibited well-structured consistent well thought out thought through analytic organised articulate well presented well expressed well organized dispassionate objective unpretentious thoughtful well considered frank lowbred easygoing lusty folksy down homey gross basic outdoorsy funky butterless home folk down home prudent sane astute wise shrewd grounded balanced well-grounded discerning sage sagacious well-advised knowing together analytical discriminating utilitarian unromantic unfantastic well grounded justifiable circumspect legitimate perceptive well-reasoned plausible canny cool common-sense real well reasoned enlightened far-sighted credible true consequent responsible discreet all there full of common sense clear-sighted well advised stable sharp savvy politic clever sapient defensible reliable convincing serious-minded expedient right advisable deductive congruent joined-up legit tough-minded intellectual well founded holding water mature normal warranted insightful deliberate smart cautious defendable having all one's marbles fair believable telling acceptable percipient correct viable well-informed clear-headed perspicacious supportable proven compelling understandable calculating probable vindicable clear-eyed relevant precise weighty authoritative perspicuous pertinent right-minded efficacious in right mind considerate profound hard-nosed kosher thought-out well-judged real-life genuine educated knowledgeable learned graceful lifelike naturalistic efficient dependable steady functional true-life plain-spoken proportional well-proportioned symmetrical well-adjusted substantiated with one's feet on the ground well informed regular warrantable easy earth-bound plainspoken common hardboiled substantial powerful strong sustainable showing great knowledge with great knowledge proper bona fide mentally stable harmonious aware cognizant maintainable persuasive irrefutable confirmed arguable effective workable have one's feet on the ground sharp-witted heady strict veridical veracious conclusive germane determinative straight philosophic satisfactory satisfying based on hard data rock-solid based on hard facts forceful inferential uncorrupted attested tested potent trustworthy recognized flawless impeccable watertight recognised faultless established orthodox accepted unassailable well-balanced inductive deducible likely able to hold water calculated syllogistic right-thinking holding up standing up holding up in wash got it together with both one's feet on the ground diplomatic careful studied holding together advised stand pat intractable hang tough locked in tough resolute tough nut hard-bitten equitable acute strategic planned clearheaded tenable decent judgmatic pawky desirable tactical skilful judgmatical compos mentis argute premeditated impartial well balanced skillful sophisticated thorough seemly wary judicial keen seasonable moderate restrained conservative controlled reflective temperate unprejudiced attentive conversant of sound mind well judged cognitive unexcessive admissible ratiocinative making sense unbiased standing to reason cerebral thinking unextreme able to think clearly measured au courant worldly-wise heads-up long-headed quick-witted fair-minded evenhanded clear-cut carefully chosen selected with care got head together in your right mind with all one's marbles in possession of one's faculties open to reason in one's right mind based on good sense steady-going

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Ranking below other people or things in importance or class
low lowly humble plebeian poor simple common peasant proletarian inferior lowborn low-born unpretentious baseborn crude ignoble low-bred lower-class low-life low-ranking obscure ordinary prole unwashed vulgar lumpen mean meek subordinate modest gentle mild docile unassuming dutiful submissive prosaic reverential servile mundane retiring withdrawing deprived everyday obsequious menial base cast down subservient minor undistinguished lesser working-class second-class low-grade junior lower humdrum lower-ranking secondary insignificant contemptible declassed blue-collar popular ancillary smaller second-rate abject degrading small fawning sycophantic slavish demeaning sorry low-class groveling obeisant unimportant ignominious average middling unworthy déclassé lowlife meager grovelling measly inglorious commonplace miserable puny paltry shabby wretched subsidiary scrubby pitiful petty reduced poorer blue-singlet meagre second-string second-fiddle plebby supporting of low birth less entry-level bottom-rung less important lower-level dishonourable dishonorable obedient self-abasing unresisting ingratiating craven bourgeois cloth-cap philistine unsophisticated traditional banal conventional pedestrian declassé democratic people's grassroots baser unambitious buck subaltern subalternate limited mediocre unskilled diminished boring low-status marginal unaspiring unimposing unexceptional routine dull lessened little lousy bottom slighter sad vile underprivileged dinky small-fry bush-league third-string undersized subjacent minor-league small-time lower in rank lower in status low-level lower-grade unrefined severe rough unremarkable lower rung trivial inconsequential second-banana beneath someone below someone under someone's heel not very important back seat not so important associate uncouth unfit beggarly sordid second supplementary reserve alternative supplemental spare alternate backup substitute fallback attendant auxiliary tedious basic younger accessory extra relief of low rank sub under youngest assistant fall-back vice- sub-

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Having no shine or luster
lackluster drab dull dreary lacklustre lusterless lustreless colorless colourless dark faded pale ashen ashy bleak dingy flat gray grey muted pallid subdued black illustrous matte somber sombre unlustrous restrained subfusc washed out washed-out toned down dark-colored dark-coloured dull-coloured sober toned-down unpretentious quiet understated low-key repressed unflashy low-keyed conservative unobtrusive unostentatious reserved light mousy conventional subtle neutral discoloured discolored brownish gloomy lifeless weak tired soft washy pastel bleached sooty dowdy watery mat muddy grimy dun dun-coloured brownish-grey modest cold feeble bland discreet mild tame square demure straight ordinary inconspicuous nondescript simple unnoticeable unremarkable lightish brown severe unadventurous staid traditional austere dim wan mellow shaded dulled softened lowered matt faint unpolished unburnished anaemic bloodless dusty achromatic murky anemic etiolated delicate hazy wishy-washy not shiny sullied tarnished opaque soft-hued greyish vapid stonewashed grayish low diffuse dimmed inadequate unsubstantial insubstantial badly lit poorly lit diffused tinted glimmering diminished glowing shimmering moderate slight distant blurred bated lambent remote thin pasty blanched whitish cadaverous peaked white pasty-faced sallow peaky whey-faced peakish waxen chalk-white ashen-faced chalky sickly waxy white-faced ghastly paled mealy livid drained lurid doughy green corpse-like pinched lymphatic peely-wally wheyfaced like death warmed up deathly pale

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Seasoned with salt but no other flavouring
rudimental basic fundamental elementary essential rudimentary elemental introductory primary underlying basal beginning foundational abecedarian initial primitive original preliminary ABCs clear prefatory primo simplest simplex simplified substratal uncomplex easy facile straightforward uncomplicated meat-and-potatoes child's play duck soup meat and potatoes preparatory initiatory early bog-standard radical ready salted key necessary principal vital cardinal first central chief indispensable root crucial intrinsic prime critical primordial important inherent pivotal requisite constitutional simple staple quintessential needed structural main focal capital ingrained salient primal major significant paramount core profound constituent innate integral constitutive underived bottom-line lowest basilar foundation causal uncompleted larval nuts-and-bolts nitty-gritty organic deep-seated substrative axiomatic grass-roots theoretical bottom ultimate deep supporting sustaining axiological groundlaying required consequential mandatory imperative characteristic substantive natural necessitous all-important compulsory needful obligatory burning connected component earliest prerequisite all important must-have at the heart of high-priority called for pre-eminent vitally important premier inaugural foremost maiden primeval pioneer starting embryonic native opening indigenous aboriginal headmost inceptive virgin commencing leadoff infant autochthonous underivative autochthonic pristine prototype prototypal primaeval first-hand previous most important

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(of sound or color) Free from anything that dulls or dims

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Not honourable in character or purpose
ignoble base low despicable mean contemptible dishonourable shabby degraded unworthy abject sordid shameful vile corrupt craven disgraceful infamous petty wretched wrong currish degenerate detestable dirty dishonorable execrable ignominious improper low-down low-minded nasty paltry reprehensible shameless snide unchivalrous unprincipled blameworthy dastardly discreditable heinous uncharitable coarse immoral lewd menial modest ordinary peasant poor reproachful rotten scurvy servile simple wicked disreputable abominable villainous bad sorry scandalous disgusting odious offensive unscrupulous loathsome depraved cheap degrading deplorable abhorrent shoddy shady nefarious unsavoury dishonest sinful unsavory foul hateful debased beastly shocking appalling lousy inglorious reprobate crooked vicious deceitful worthless evil unethical unseemly outrageous vulgar unfair scummy unbecoming undignified iniquitous atrocious knavish indecent monstrous louche unspeakable humiliating pitiful amoral dissolute opprobrious debauched humble shaming untrustworthy no-good slavish underhand beyond contempt sleazy repugnant debasing cruel unrespectable unforgivable groveling distasteful notorious flagitious grovelling dreadful egregious miserable grubby lame treacherous criminal ungentlemanly unconscionable unsuitable ratty scabby mortifying demeaning unbefitting tawdry squalid sly underhanded unpleasant impure deceptive subservient venal inexcusable inappropriate mercenary terrible perverse indecorous profligate obscene shy filthy roguish horrible wanton cruddy crass diabolical revolting sneaking beggarly slimy lowly fraudulent perverted horrifying decadent scungy dissipated corrupted disagreeable fawning unfitting despisable lamentable sycophantic devious objectionable good-for-nothing obsequious cheating perfidious unrefined Machiavellian indefensible malevolent warped indelicate obeisant sneaky unclean common awful gross cowardly pitiable no-account intolerable ungodly sad ruthless horrid miscreant obnoxious pathetic beyond the pale rascally scoundrelly nauseating thoughtless disrespectful unladylike unkind fiendish ingratiating malicious self-abasing conscienceless arrant cheapening seamy seedy rude rakish cutthroat meanspirited ugly unceremonious belittling lowering inelegant obedient unresisting illegal malignant undesirable mean-spirited cunning bent selfish guileful repulsive embarrassing disdainable fallen inconsiderate graceless vitiated untoward unlawful cantankerous two-faced abandoned unwholesome sleazoid shifty crafty libertine surly retrograde double-dealing recreant licentious demoralized unacceptable sick rakehell jackleg rakehelly repellent self-seeking scheming retrogressive unfriendly intemperate preposterous scurrilous out of place vice-ridden demoralised flagrant questionable insupportable inferior exceptionable unbearable sickening out of keeping distressing outcast insufferable godawful not cricket low-life unhealthy ornery caitiff dirty rotten ill-humored off-color ill-humoured ill-tempered ill-natured bad-tempered very bad doggish stinking crude useless traitorous unheroic unsuccessful unprofessional uncouth blackguardly failed indiscreet callous tasteless slipshod poxy humiliatory base-minded smutty unskilled shiftless tricky exploitative discomfiting loose low-status boring infra dig ill-famed unsporting hateworthy measly dull routine unregenerate incompetent feckless furtive wrongdoing