Explicit and Plain


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Explicit adjective – So clearly expressed as to leave no doubt about the meaning.
Usage example: explicit instructions about what to do in an emergency

Plain is a synonym for explicit in clear topic. In some cases you can use "Plain" instead an adjective "Explicit", when it comes to topics like specific, frank, simple, decisive.
Nearby Word: explicitly
Synonyms for Explicit


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Plain adjective – Not subject to misinterpretation or more than one interpretation.
Usage example: let me make my meaning plain

Explicit is a synonym for plain in simple topic. You can use "Explicit" instead an adjective "Plain", if it concerns topics such as candid, decisive.
Nearby Words: plainly, plainness, plaint
Synonyms for Plain

Things that words describes

violence explicit violence plain violence
stuff explicit stuff plain stuff
way explicit way plain way
language explicit language plain language
Other nouns: magic, version.

Both words in one sentence

  • Seinen Hotter and Sexier: Compared to shounen, seinen allows for more explicit sexual content to be shown instead of just plain old fanservice.
    Source: Seinen
  • Right Through His Pants This is just plain puzzling as there were already two other sex scenes with explicit cartoon nudity... to say nothing of the first film.
  • However, all of the profanity and explicit sexual lines are redubbed with toned-down versions that either weaken the dramatic impact or are just plain Narmy.
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Plain and Explicit. (2016). Retrieved 2021, July 29, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/explicit/plain
Explicit & Plain. N.p., 2016. Web. 29 Jul. 2021. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/explicit/plain>.
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