oversimplified


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o·ver·sim·pli·fy

 (ō′vər-sĭm′plə-fī′)
v. o·ver·sim·pli·fied, o·ver·sim·pli·fy·ing, o·ver·sim·pli·fies
v.tr.
To simplify to the point of causing misrepresentation, misconception, or error.
v.intr.
To cause distortion or error by extreme simplification of a subject.

o′ver·sim′pli·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
o′ver·sim′pli·fi′er n.

oversimplified

(ˌəʊvəˈsɪmplɪfaɪd)
adj
simplified to the point of distortion or error
Translations

oversimplified

[ˌəʊvərˈsɪmplɪfaɪd] adjschématique
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Today, love is oversimplified into roses, chocolates and romantic, candlelit, overpriced dinners, as well as an unusually long wait for a short-time room in the many motels in the city.
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Specialists in the methodology of social research, Gobo and Mauceri aim to recover the original spirit of the survey and the teachings of its pioneers, which they find to have been gradually and increasingly marginalized under a Standard Survey Approach (SSA) that has ended up producing an oversimplified model of inquiry that makes it particularly vulnerable from both methodological and substantive perspectives.
But shaming taxpayers can only produce resentment if the facts are oversimplified. It is not fair to assume that firms engaged in distribution, retail and trade would automatically have hefty tax payments.
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3-16): I wonder if what was done with the archdiocese's cemetery funds was oversimplified.
OK, I may have oversimplified it a bit, but you get the idea.