Spanish translation of 'plainly'
1. (= clearly)
plainly I was not welcome estaba claro or era evidente or era obvio que no era bienvenido
I can remember it all quite plainly lo recuerdo con todo detalle or perfectamente
2. (= frankly)
to put it plainly, he’s not wanted hablando claro or sin rodeos, él sobra
to speak plainly to sb hablar claro a algn ⧫ hablar a algn sin rodeos
3. (= simply) con sencillez ⧫ sencillamente
she dresses plainly viste con sencillez or sencillamente
Copyright © by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
Example Sentences Including 'plainly'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
He talked about money but plainly craved power.The Times Literary Supplement (2009)
Walpole was plainly serious about what he was doing.The Times Literary Supplement (2010)
She did not want to open a new cause of strife with the princess by saying more plainly what she meant.The Princess and the Goblin (1872)
On the face of it this claim about certainty seems plainly false.Philosophy at the Limit (1990)
Granted, his premise that there are biological differences between men and women is plainly true.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
He is, he says plainly, an atheist now.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Her true accolade is that she writes plainly and honestly about things that are universal and true.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Hollywood will take him back if it is deemed that his films can make money, he says plainly.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Plainly marriage is about enabling each other's bad habits.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The law reports strikingly record the devotion of the legal system to ensuring due process for men plainly guilty of a barbaric crime.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Which again is plainly not true.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
He was plainly talking about himself.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
And he has insisted that he had a duty to speak'clearly and plainly' about the threat of terror.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
He also talked plainly about his death, without fear.Christianity Today (2000)
They do not say plainly what is wrong.Molly Keane&apos;s Ireland (1993)
Trends of 'plainly'
In Common Usage. plainly is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
'plainly' in Other Languages
British English: plainly ADVERB
You use plainly to indicate that you believe something is obviously true, often when you are trying to convince someone else that it is true.
The judge's conclusion was plainly wrong.
Translation of plainly from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary