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or sim·ple·mind·ed (sĭm′pəl-mīn′dĭd)
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.


[ˈsɪmplˈmaɪndɪdnɪs] Ningenuidad f, simpleza f


[ˌsɪmplˈmaɪndɪdnɪs] nsemplicioneria


(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 ?
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.
I find it unbelievable that a gang of youths can all be of the same simple-mindedness, unless they have a ring leader who they are scared of.
Herein is seen an ongoing problem for Frink: critics tended to find her figures mere stereotypes, whereas her intention was to use stereotypes in a way that exposed their simple-mindedness.
He responded: "Such an analysis about the issues of the history of Islam and the country's issues indicates the ultimate degree of simple-mindedness because Hazrat Ali with Zubair, and Hazrat Imam Hussein with Umar bin Saad did not negotiate in today's sense [of the word], which means making a deal.