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Boring vs. Plain — What's the Difference?

Boring vs. Plain — What's the Difference?

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Boring

Not interesting; tedious
I've got a boring job in an office
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Plain

In geography, a plain is a flat expanse of land that generally does not change much in elevation, and are primarily treeless. Plains occur as lowlands along valleys or at the base of mountains, as coastal plains, and as plateaus or uplands.In a valley, a plain is enclosed on two sides, but in other cases a plain may be delineated by a complete or partial ring of hills, by mountains, or by cliffs.
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Boring

Uninteresting and tiresome; dull.
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Plain

Not decorated or elaborate; simple or basic in character
Everyone dined at a plain wooden table
Good plain food
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Boring

A pit or hole which has been bored.
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Plain

Having no pretensions; not remarkable or special
A plain, honest man with no nonsense about him
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Boring

Fragment thrown up when something is bored or drilled.
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Plain

Easy to perceive or understand; clear
The advantages were plain to see
It was plain that something was wrong
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Boring

Present participle of bore
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Plain

(of a person) not beautiful or attractive
A plain, round-faced woman
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Boring

Causing boredom or tiredness; making you to feel tired and impatient.
What a boring film that was! I almost fell asleep.
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Plain

Sheer; simple (used for emphasis)
The main problem is just plain exhaustion
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Boring

Suffering from boredom; mildly annoyed and restless through having nothing to do.
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Plain

Denoting or relating to a type of knitting stitch produced by putting the needle through the front of each stitch from left to right.
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Boring

Used, designed to be used, or able to drill holes.
Boring equipment
Boring snails
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Plain

Used for emphasis
Perhaps the youth was just plain stupid
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Boring

Capable of penetrating; piercing.
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Plain

Clearly or unequivocally
I'm finished with you, I'll tell you plain
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Boring

The act or process of one who, or that which, bores; as, the boring of cannon; the boring of piles and ship timbers by certain marine mollusks.
One of the most important applications of boring is in the formation of artesian wells.
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Plain

A large area of flat land with few trees
The coastal plain
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Boring

A hole made by boring.
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Plain

Mourn or lament.
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Boring

The chips or fragments made by boring.
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Plain

Free from obstructions; open; clear
In plain view.
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Boring

The act of drilling
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Plain

Obvious to the perception or mind; evident
Make one's intention plain.
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Boring

The act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
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Plain

Not elaborate or complicated; simple
Plain food.
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Boring

So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness;
A boring evening with uninteresting people
The deadening effect of some routine tasks
A dull play
His competent but dull performance
A ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention
What an irksome task the writing of long letters is
Tedious days on the train
The tiresome chirping of a cricket
Other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome
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Plain

Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration
Plain garb.
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Plain

Straightforward; frank or candid
Plain talk.
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Plain

Not pretentious; unaffected.
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Plain

Lacking beauty or distinction
A plain face.
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Plain

Not mixed with other substances; pure
Plain water.
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Plain

Common in rank or station; average; ordinary
A plain man.
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Plain

Not dyed, twilled, or patterned
A plain fabric.
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Plain

Sheer; utter; unqualified
Plain stupidity.
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Plain

(Archaic) Having no visible elevation or depression; flat; level.
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Plain

Often plains An extensive, level, usually treeless area of land.
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Plain

A broad level expanse, as a part of the sea floor or a lunar mare.
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Plain

Something free of ornamentation or extraneous matter.
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Plain

Clearly; simply
Plain stubborn.
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Plain

Flat, level.
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Plain

Simple, unaltered.
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Plain

Ordinary; lacking adornment or ornamentation; unembellished.
He was dressed simply in plain black clothes.
A plain tune
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Plain

Of just one colour; lacking a pattern.
A plain pink polycotton skirt
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Plain

Simple in habits or qualities; unsophisticated, not exceptional, ordinary.
They're just plain people like you or me.
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Plain

(of food) Having only few ingredients, or no additional ingredients or seasonings; not elaborate, without toppings or extras.
Would you like a poppy bagel or a plain bagel?
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Plain

(computing) Containing no extended or nonprinting characters (especially in plain text).
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Plain

Obvious.
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Plain

Evident to one's senses or reason; manifest, clear, unmistakable.
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Plain

Downright; total, unmistakable (as intensifier).
His answer was just plain nonsense.
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Plain

Open.
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Plain

Honest and without deception; candid, open; blunt.
Let me be plain with you: I don't like her.
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Plain

Clear; unencumbered; equal; fair.
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Plain

Not unusually beautiful; unattractive.
Throughout high school she worried that she had a rather plain face.
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Plain

(card games) Not a trump.
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Plain

(obsolete) Full, complete in number or extent.
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Plain

(colloquial) Simply.
It was just plain stupid.
I plain forgot.
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Plain

(archaic) Plainly; distinctly.
Tell me plain: do you love me or no?
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Plain

A lamentation.
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Plain

An expanse of land with relatively low relief, usually exclusive of forests, deserts, and wastelands.
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Plain

(archaic) field in reference to a battlefield.
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Plain

(obsolete) plane: a flat geometric field.
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Plain

To complain.
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Plain

To lament, bewail.
To plain a loss
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Plain

To level; to raze; to make plain or even on the surface.
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Plain

To make plain or manifest; to explain.
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Plain

To lament; to bewail; to complain.
We with piteous heart unto you pleyne.
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Plain

To lament; to mourn over; as, to plain a loss.
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Plain

To plane or level; to make plain or even on the surface.
We would rake Europe rather, plain the East.
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Plain

To make plain or manifest; to explain.
What's dumb in show, I'll plain in speech.
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Plain

Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even. See Plane.
The crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain.
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Plain

Open; clear; unencumbered; equal; fair.
Our troops beat an army in plain fight.
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Plain

Not intricate or difficult; evident; manifest; obvious; clear; unmistakable.
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Plain

Void of extraneous beauty or ornament; without conspicious embellishment; not rich; simple.
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Plain

In a plain manner; plainly.
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Plain

Level land; usually, an open field or a broad stretch of land with an even surface, or a surface little varied by inequalities; as, the plain of Jordan; the American plains, or prairies.
Descending fro the mountain into playn.
Him the AmmoniteWorshiped in Rabba and her watery plain.
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Plain

A field of battle.
Lead forth my soldiers to the plain.
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Plain

Extensive tract of level open land;
They emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain
He longed for the fields of his youth
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Plain

A basic knitting stitch
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Plain

Express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness;
My mother complains all day
She has a lot to kick about
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Plain

Clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses;
The effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields
Evident hostility
Manifest disapproval
Patent advantages
Made his meaning plain
It is plain that he is no reactionary
In plain view
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Plain

Not elaborate or elaborated; simple;
Plain food
Stuck to the plain facts
A plain blue suit
A plain rectangular brick building
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Plain

Lacking patterns especially in color
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Plain

Not mixed with extraneous elements;
Plain water
Sheer wine
Not an unmixed blessing
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Plain

Free from any effort to soften to disguise;
The plain and unvarnished truth
The unvarnished candor of old people and children
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Plain

Lacking embellishment or ornamentation;
A plain hair style
Unembellished white walls
Functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete
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Plain

Lacking stylistic embellishment;
A literal description
Wrote good but plain prose
A plain unadorned account of the coronation
A forthright unembellished style
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Plain

Comprehensible to the general public;
Written for the popular press in plain nontechnical language
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Plain

Lacking in physical beauty or proportion;
A homely child
Several of the buildings were downright homely
A plain girl with a freckled face
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Plain

Unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly');
The answer is obviously wrong
She was in bed and evidently in great pain
He was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list
It is all patently nonsense
She has apparently been living here for some time
I thought he owned the property, but apparently not
You are plainly wrong
He is plain stubborn
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