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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section III. Means of Communicating Ideas
Various Qualities of Style
 
576. Plainness.
 
  
NOUN:PLAINNESS &c. adj.; simplicity, simplex munditiis [Hor.], lack of ornamentation, severity; plain -terms, - English; Saxon English; household words.
  
VERB:SPEAK PLAINLY, waste no words, call a spade a spade; plunge in medias res [L.]; come to the point.
  
ADJECTIVE:PLAIN, simple; unornamented, unadorned, unvarnished; homely, homespun; neat; severe, chaste, pure, Saxon; commonplace, matter-of-fact, natural, prosaic, sober, unimaginative.
  DRY, unvaried, monotonous [See Feebleness].
  
ADVERB:POINT-BLANK; in plain -terms, - words, - English; in common parlance.

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