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sim·ple-mind·ed

or sim·ple·mind·ed (sĭm′pəl-mīn′dĭd)
adj.
1. Lacking in subtlety or sophistication; artless or naive: a simple-minded horror movie; simple-minded generalizations.
2. Stupid or silly; foolish.
3. Offensive Intellectually disabled.

sim′ple-mind′ed·ly adv.
sim′ple-mind′ed·ness n.

simple-minded

adj
1. stupid; foolish; feeble-minded
2. unsophisticated; artless
ˌsimple-ˈmindedly adv
ˌsimple-ˈmindedness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.simple-minded - lacking subtlety and insight; "a simple-minded argument"
naif, naive - 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"
2.simple-minded - lacking mental capacity and subtlety
retarded - relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development; "providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded"

simple-minded

adjective stupid, simple, foolish, backward, idiot, retarded, idiotic, moronic, brainless, feeble-minded, addle-brained, dead from the neck up (informal), a bit lacking (informal), dim-witted She was a simple-minded romantic.

simple-minded

or simpleminded
adjective
Having only a limited ability to learn and understand:
Informal: soft.
Translations

simple-minded

[ˈsɪmplˈmaɪndɪd] ADJingenuo, simple
I'm not so simple-mindedno soy tan ingenuo
in their simple-minded waya su modo ingenuo

simple-minded

[ˌsɪmplˈmaɪndɪd] adjsemplicione/a

simple

(ˈsimpl) adjective
1. not difficult; easy. a simple task.
2. not complicated or involved. The matter is not as simple as you think.
3. not fancy or unusual; plain. a simple dress/design; He leads a very simple life.
4. pure; mere. the simple truth.
5. trusting and easily cheated. She is too simple to see through his lies.
6. weak in the mind; not very intelligent. I'm afraid he's a bit simple, but he's good with animals.
ˈsimpleton (-tən) noun
a foolish person.
simplicity (simˈplisəti) noun
the state of being simple. The beauty of this idea is its simplicity; He answered with a child's simplicity.
ˌsimplifiˈcation noun
1. the process of making simpler.
2. something made simpler; a simpler form. The Americans have made some simplifications in English spelling.
ˈsimplified adjective
made less difficult or complicated. simplified language/tasks.
ˈsimplify (-plifai) verb
to make simpler. Can you simplify your language a little?
ˈsimply adverb
1. only. I do it simply for the money.
2. absolutely. simply beautiful.
3. in a simple manner. She was always very simply dressed.
ˌsimple-ˈminded adjective
of low intelligence; stupid.
ˌsimple-ˈmindedness noun
References in classic literature ?
Nor do I particularly affect simple-minded old ladies.
Coquenard, who knew that a simple-minded procurator was a very rare variety in the species, smiled a little, and colored a great deal.
Dolius was probably exceptionally simple-minded, and his name was ironical.
All these counsels were lost upon his easy and simple-minded hearers.
The captain of the brig lowered his rigid arm slowly, and looked at our faces in a solemnly conscious silence, which called upon us to share in his simple-minded, marvelling awe.
He and his father were simple-minded farmers, proud of their untarnished character, proud that they came of a family which had held up its head and paid its way as far back as its name was in the parish register; and Hetty had brought disgrace on them all--disgrace that could never be wiped out.
He disappeared into his bedroom and returned in a few minutes in the character of an amiable and simple-minded Nonconformist clergyman.