simple-mindedness


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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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Translations

simple-mindedness

[ˈsɪmplˈmaɪndɪdnɪs] Ningenuidad f, simpleza f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

simple-mindedness

[ˌsɪmplˈmaɪndɪdnɪs] nsemplicioneria
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 ?
There was a simple-mindedness in her which touched Philip.
I insist on this point in order to justify him; I repeat that his simple-mindedness makes him worthy of pity, and that he cannot stand alone; otherwise he would have behaved like a scoundrel in this matter.
Tired of the simple-mindedness of the party's tastes, Hobsbawm saw jazz as an inspirational and radical alternative to "the bankruptcy of most orthodox arts in our time." And his unwillingness to bow to any sectarian party line made his history writing often politically haram.
They have vast reservoir of political chicanery, sophistry and venal tactics to make a mountain out of a molehill in order to discredit government/NAB in eyes of public which still remain an easy prey because of their simple-mindedness, gullibility and lack of real understanding and awareness.
OVER the centuries, Quranic concepts of an egalitarian human society have either been forgotten, or diluted through simple-mindedness, narrowness of thought and need for political mileage.
It's the simple-mindedness that grates in Christopher Robin -- that, and the hypocrisy of such a wilfully naive message wrapped up in corporate formula; I think we can safely assume that none of the Disney executives who greenlit this movie 'play like a child' in their spare time (they're too busy making millions instead).
Portrayed consistently by the gravelly voiced Tatro, Dylan is the ideal embodiment of hilarity and frustration-perhaps even of simple-mindedness, a weird combo that attracts an on-again, off-again girlfriend in Mackenzie, a gamer girl impressively played by Camille Ramsey.