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From plain +‎ -ness

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plainness (usually uncountable, plural plainnesses)

  1. (uncountable) The condition of being plain (in all senses)
    • 1986, John le Carré, A Perfect Spy:
      Yet her beauty clung to her like an identity she was trying to deny and her plainness kept slipping like a bad disguise.
  1. (countable) The product or result of being plain

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