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Definition 1: a person lacking intelligence or common sense - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for simple in the sense of this definition

(simple is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of simple ) (Yiddish) a dolt who is a habitual bungler

(... is a kind of simple ) (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person

(... is a kind of simple ) (Yiddish) a gullible simpleton more to be pitied than despised

"don't be such an apologetic shnook"

(... is a kind of simple ) a timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon

(... is a kind of simple ) someone who seems unable to respond appropriately to reality (as if under the influence of some narcotic drug)

(... is a kind of simple ) someone who doesn't understand what is going on

(... is a kind of simple ) a person who is not very bright

"The economy, stupid!"

(... is a kind of simple ) a person of less than normal intelligence

(... is a kind of simple ) a flighty and disorganized person

(... is a kind of simple ) a stupid foolish person

(... is a kind of simple ) a flighty scatterbrained simpleton

"she's a total airhead" "every airhead on a big salary rushed out to buy one"

(... is a kind of simple ) a stupid incompetent person

(... is a kind of simple ) a silly empty-headed person

"you would be a dingbat even to try it" "yet here he was with an upper class dingbat who just happened to be married to his sister"

(... is a kind of simple ) an ignorant or foolish person

(... is a kind of simple ) a person who lacks good judgment

(... is a kind of simple ) a person of subnormal intelligence

(... is a kind of simple ) person who is mentally retarded in general but who displays remarkable aptitude in some limited field (usually involving memory)

(... is a kind of simple ) (Yiddish) a timid unfortunate simpleton

(... is a kind of simple ) someone who is regarded as contemptible

Definition 2: any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties - [noun denoting plant]

(simple is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(simple is used in the usage domain ...) the use of an archaic expression

Definition 3: (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for simple in the sense of this definition

(simple is similar to ...) (of conifers) having three needles

(simple is similar to ...) (of conifers) having four needles

(simple is similar to ...) (of conifers) having five needles

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) having a broad rounded apex and a tapering base

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) egg-shaped with the narrower end at the base

(simple is similar to ...) circular or nearly circular

(simple is similar to ...) of a leaf shape; egg-shaped with the broader end at the base

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) having rounded ends and a contracted center

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) round, with the stem attached near the center of the lower surface rather than the margin (as a nasturtium leaf for example)

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf) having the base united around (and apparently pierced by) the stem

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf or bean shape) resembling the shape of kidney

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) like an arrow head without flaring base lobes

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) having a broad rounded apex and a narrow base

(simple is similar to ...) (of conifers) having two needles

(simple is similar to ...) of trees whose leaves are acerate

(simple is similar to ...) narrow and long and pointed; as pine leaves

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) narrowing to a slender point

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) having a short sharply pointed tip

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) tapering gradually into a long taillike tip

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf) shaped like a heart

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) narrowly triangular, wider at the apex and tapering toward the base

(simple is similar to ...) triangular or suggesting a capital delta, with a point at the apex

(simple is similar to ...) having the shape of the head of an ax or cleaver

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse

(simple is similar to ...) shaped like a sword blade

"the iris has an ensiform leaf"

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) like a spear point, with flaring pointed lobes at the base

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) shaped like a lance head; narrow and tapering to a pointed apex

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) long and narrow

(simple is similar to ...) (of a leaf shape) having curvature suggestive of a lyre

(simple is similar to ...) without lobes

(means also ...) having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved

"a simple problem" "simple mechanisms" "a simple design" "a simple substance"

(means also ...) of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth

(simple belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies plants

Definition 4: having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where simple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a simple problem
  • simple mechanisms
  • a simple design
  • a simple substance

(simple is similar to ...) having only one part or element

"a simplex word has no affixes and is not part of a compound--like `boy' compared with `boyish' or `house' compared with `houseboat'"

(simple is similar to ...) characterized by extreme and often misleading simplicity

"a simplistic theory of the universe" "simplistic arguments of the ruling party"

(simple is similar to ...) representing the furthest possible extent of analysis or division into parts

"a feeling is a simple and undecomposable mental state" "this weight of evidence is something mystical and unanalyzable"

(simple is similar to ...) lacking complexity

"small and uncomplicated cars for those really interested in motoring" "an unsophisticated machine"

(means also ...) posing no difficulty; requiring little effort

"an easy job" "an easy problem" "an easy victory" "the house is easy to heat" "satisfied with easy answers" "took the easy way out of his dilemma"

(means also ...) not elaborate or elaborated; simple

"plain food" "stuck to the plain facts" "a plain blue suit" "a plain rectangular brick building"

(means also ...) (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions

(... are attributes of simple) the quality of being intricate and compounded

"he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers"

Definition 5: easy and not involved or complicated - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where simple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an elementary problem in statistics
  • elementary, my dear Watson
  • a simple game
  • found an uncomplicated solution to the problem

Synonyms for simple in the sense of this definition

(simple is similar to ...) posing no difficulty; requiring little effort

"an easy job" "an easy problem" "an easy victory" "the house is easy to heat" "satisfied with easy answers" "took the easy way out of his dilemma"

Definition 6: exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where simple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • childlike trust
  • dewy-eyed innocence
  • listened in round-eyed wonder

Synonyms for simple in the sense of this definition

(simple is similar to ...) marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience

"a teenager's naive ignorance of life" "the naive assumption that things can only get better" "this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances"

Definition 7: unornamented - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where simple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a simple country schoolhouse
  • her black dress--simple to austerity

(simple is similar to ...) not elaborate or elaborated; simple

"plain food" "stuck to the plain facts" "a plain blue suit" "a plain rectangular brick building"

Definition 8: lacking mental capacity and subtlety - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for simple in the sense of this definition

(simple is similar to ...) relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development

"providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded"

Definition 9: apart from anything else; without additions or modifications - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where simple or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • only the bare facts
  • shocked by the mere idea
  • the simple passage of time was enough
  • the simple truth

Synonyms for simple in the sense of this definition

(simple is similar to ...) 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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