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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.
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simple-minded

adj
1. stupid; foolish; feeble-minded
2. unsophisticated; artless
ˌsimple-ˈmindedly adv
ˌsimple-ˈmindedness n
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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
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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.
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simple-minded

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

simple-minded

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

[ˌsɪmplˈmaɪndɪd] adjsemplicione/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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References in classic literature ?
The File replied, "You must indeed be a simple-minded fellow if you expect to get anything from me, who am accustomed to take from everyone, and never to give anything in return."
Pierre had managed to start a conversation with the abbe about the balance of power, and the latter, evidently interested by the young man's simple-minded eagerness, was explaining his pet theory.
A stranger, looking on, would imagine him to be just a kind-hearted, simple-minded fellow.
It had never occurred to the straightforward and simple-minded Vicar that one of his own flesh and blood could come to this!
Captain Jim was a high-souled, simple-minded old man, with eternal youth in his eyes and heart.