Related to oversimply: oversimplify


Too simple; not thoroughgoing: oversimple explanations of complex phenomena.

o′ver·sim′ply adv.


in an oversimple manner
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To oversimply leadership, you could reduce it to its core skill: decision-making.
In the existing Newmark-type sliding displacement analysis, the vertical earthquake is usually neglected or considered oversimply in the determination of critical acceleration and accumulation of permanent sliding displacement.
67, who concluded somewhat oversimply that "the people did not support the traitor."
To put it oversimply but dramatically, not only was there was no equivalent of Archimedes anywhere else in the world, there was also no counterpart to the Antikythera mechanism, of perhaps circa 100 BCE, that complex hand-operated multi-cogwheel calculator for determining the occurrence of eclipses (for introductions, see Netz 2007 and Marchant 2008).
Oversimply put, Jansenism is the Counter-Reformation doctrine espoused by Cornelius Jansen (1585-1638) and his followers, who denied traditional Catholic teaching concerning human freedom in the acceptance and enactment of divine grace.
Some of our colleagues have followed a purely technical strategy for gaining mainstream scientific acceptance for parapsychology, a strategy that I might oversimply describe as "leave out any references to spiritual and religious stuff or human meaning, stick to the technical, scientific analyses--F tests, interaction terms, effect sizes, correlation coefficients, and so on." These colleagues, I was warned, might be offended by even a visual artistic suggestion that Chuck had survived death and was somehow hovering in the sky looking down at us....
Put oversimply, the pietas, which for Vergil was the "Roman ideal of principled conquest that confers the blessings of order exemplified by the devotion of sons to fathers" had acquired for Dante--as perhaps its primary meaning (139)--the sense of "compassion that is the dominant sense of the derivative pieta in medieval Italian." (140) The question of precisely when and why "the evolution of pietas toward misericordia" (141) occurred cannot be pursued here, except to note that it is a Christian and medieval development that Hugh's writings both reflect and affect.
In addition to complaining about historians' neglect of "scholarly treatments of the Bible," which has left "many unwieldy tomes to gather dust on the shelves" (3), the editors also argue that what scholarship there is has been misguided in its binarism, placing artificial barriers between English and Continental works, works in different disciplines, and writers and readers who are often categorized oversimply as orthodox or heretical, elite or popular.
The challenge of communicating in the Middle East lies not just in the constant flux of the region's political quagmire or its religious significance, but also in the sheer heterogeneity of a region known oversimply as the Arab World.
It can be characterized, possibly a bit oversimply, as holding that feeling is more important than reason, and, since its rise, has held sway in much of elite thought about the role and status of art and artists.
Another recent critic, Christiane Lang-Graumann, delights one by providing, with much fact and tact, a very skilled and microscopically thorough reading of an often oversimply interpreted Hopkins lyric.
Stated oversimply, communicative action necessarily trades on the force of validity claims that in principle can be criticized.