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Meaning & Definition of Simple in English

English

Simple

/sɪmpəl/

noun

1. Any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties

    synonym:
  • simple

2. A person lacking intelligence or common sense

    synonym:
  • simpleton
  • ,
  • simple

adjective

1. Having few parts

  • Not complex or complicated or involved
  • "A simple problem"
  • "Simple mechanisms"
  • "A simple design"
  • "A simple substance"
    synonym:
  • simple

2. Easy and not involved or complicated

  • "An elementary problem in statistics"
  • "Elementary, my dear watson"
  • "A simple game"
  • "Found an uncomplicated solution to the problem"
    synonym:
  • elementary
  • ,
  • simple
  • ,
  • uncomplicated
  • ,
  • unproblematic

3. Apart from anything else

  • Without additions or modifications
  • "Only the bare facts"
  • "Shocked by the mere idea"
  • "The simple passage of time was enough"
  • "The simple truth"
    synonym:
  • bare(a)
  • ,
  • mere(a)
  • ,
  • simple(a)

4. Exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity

  • "Childlike trust"
  • "Dewy-eyed innocence"
  • "Listened in round-eyed wonder"
    synonym:
  • childlike
  • ,
  • wide-eyed
  • ,
  • round-eyed
  • ,
  • dewy-eyed
  • ,
  • simple

5. Lacking mental capacity and subtlety

    synonym:
  • dim-witted
  • ,
  • simple
  • ,
  • simple-minded

6. (botany) of leaf shapes

  • Of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
    synonym:
  • simple
  • ,
  • unsubdivided

7. Unornamented

  • "A simple country schoolhouse"
  • "Her black dress--simple to austerity"
    synonym:
  • simple

Examples of using

Arabic is a simple language.
This problem is very simple.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.