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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
IngleseItaliano
plain adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (unadorned)semplice agg
 The dress was plain, with no frills.
 Il vestito era semplice, senza fronzoli.
plain adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (without a pattern)tinta unita loc agg
  senza disegni loc agg
  semplice agg
 Which shirt do you prefer - the plain or the patterned?
 Quale maglia preferisci, quella tinta unita o quella disegnata?
plain adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (straightforward)sincero, schietto, semplice agg
 It is always best to tell the plain truth.
 È sempre meglio dire la sincera verità.
plain adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (obvious)evidente agg
 The hole in the knee of my trousers was plain to see.
 Il buco sul ginocchio dei miei pantaloni era evidente.
 
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IngleseItaliano
plain adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (unmixed)semplice agg
  puro agg
 A plain apple pie is one with nothing but apples in it.
 Una torta di mele semplice è fatta solo con mele.
plain adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (unattractive)insignificante agg
  ordinario agg
  banale agg
 She has a plain face, she's no beauty.
 Ha un viso insignificante, non è bella.
plain adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (unseasoned)scondito agg
  (bevande)liscio agg
  puro agg
 I like my food plain, no salt, pepper or spices.
 Mi paice mangiare scondito, senza sale, pepe o spezie.
plain advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." US (unaffected)francamente, sinceramente, apertamente avv
 He spoke plain, as he was a simple, honest man.
 Ha parlato francamente essendo un uomo semplice e onesto.
plain advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (clearly)chiaramente, evidentemente avv
  semplicemente avv
 It's just plain silly to try to settle a problem by fighting.
 È chiaramente una cosa stupida cercare di risolvere un problema litigando.
 È semplicemente stupido tentare di risolvere una questione litigando.
plain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (flat land)pianura nf
  piana nf
 The grassy plain stretched for miles in all directions.
 La verde pianura si estendeva per miglia in tutte le direzioni.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2019:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
IngleseItaliano
all-purpose flour,
UK: plain flour
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (plain flour, wheat flour)farina multiuso nf
 All-purpose flour is great for cookies, but doesn't have enough gluten for bread.
 La farina multiuso va benissimo per i biscotti, ma non ha abbastanza glutine per il pane.
alluvial plain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (geology: flat sediment)pianura alluvionale nf
coastal plain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (geology)piana costiera nf
floodplain,
flood plain
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(riverbank prone to flooding)piana alluvionale, pianura alluvionale nf
in plain clothes exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (not wearing a uniform)in borghese, in abiti civili loc avv
 The policemen were in plain clothes so the criminals didn't recognise them.
 I poliziotti erano in borghese in modo che i criminali non potessero riconoscerli.
in plain English advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in clear and simple language)in parole povere
 I wish politicians would talk in plain English!
 Magari i politici parlassero in parole povere!
in plain terms exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (in clear and simple language)con parole semplici, in parole semplici loc avv
 The man spoke in plain terms so the commoners could understand.
 L'uomo parlava con parole semplici, per farsi capire dalla gente comune.
in plain view exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (overtly, in the open)in bella vista loc avv
 The deer stood in plain view in the field in front of us.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Davanti a noi c'era un orso bruno che se ne stava in bella vista ai bordi del bosco.
in plain words exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (expressed simply)in parole semplici, con parole semplici loc avv
 You need to write the instructions in plain words so people can understand them. The new Prime Minister expressed his political views in plain words.
 Un manuale d'uso che si rispetti deve essere scritto in parole semplici, in modo che tutti possano capire le istruzioni. Il nuovo Presidente del Consiglio espresse le sue idee politiche con parole semplici.
plain as day adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (obvious) (ovvio, evidente)chiaro come il sole agg
 After that fall, the bumps on his head were plain as day.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Dopo che me l'hai spiegata, la soluzione al problema mi sembra chiara come il sole.
plain bearing (machinery)cuscinetto liscio, cuscinetto a strisciamento nm
  bronzina nf
plain chocolate nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (dark eating chocolate)cioccolato fondente nm
 Plain chocolate is supposed to be better for you than milk chocolate.
plain chocolate nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cooking chocolate)cioccolata da cucina nf
 It's best to use plain chocolate when you're making chocolate mousse.
 Per preparare la mousse di cioccolato è meglio usare della cioccolata da cucina.
plain dealing,
plain-dealing
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(open, straightforward)onesto agg
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
 A plain-dealing merchant is good to find.
 Trovare un commerciante onesto è una fortuna.
plain fare nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (simple meals)cucina casalinga nf
plain flour nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (ground wheat with no raising agent)farina semplice nf
a plain Jane nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (girl: unattractive)ragazza insignificante, ragazza qualsiasi nf
  (colloquiale)tipa qualsiasi nf
 We were all surprised when Ana said she had landed a contract as a model, as she was always such a plain Jane.
 Ci siamo stupiti tutti quando Ana ha detto che aveva firmato un contratto come modella: è sempre stata una ragazza insignificante.
plain paper nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (paper without lines)carta bianca nf
plain sailing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (on waters without obstruction)vele spiegate nfpl
plain speaking nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (expressing oneself directly)il parlar chiaro
 President Harry Truman was known for his down-to-earth mannerisms and plain speaking.
 Il Presidente Harry Truman era noto per le sue maniere semplici e il suo parlar chiaro.
plain speaking,
plain-speaking
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(who says things directly)che parla chiaro
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
 She is plain speaking to the point of rudeness.
 È una che parla chiaro, fino al punto di essere maleducata.
plain style nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (clear, simple use of language)stile semplice nm
 È uno scrittore giovane dallo stile semplice e chiaro che ti colpisce diritto al cuore.
plain text nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (computing: uncoded text) (informatica)testo non formattato, plain text nm
 Use the button on the right to switch between plain text and the WYSIWYG editor.
 Usate il pulsante a destra per passare da testo non formattato all'editor WYS/WYG.
plain words nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (clear, simple language)parole semplici nfpl
  parole povere nfpl
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. È un concetto molto difficile, me lo puoi spiegare in parole semplici?
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Ha fatto tutto un discorso complicato ma, in parole povere, ti ha dato dello stupido!
plain-clothes officer nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (police officer not in uniform)agente in borghese nm
 The teens were arrested by a plain-clothes officer.
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