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sim·plis·tic

 (sĭm-plĭs′tĭk)
adj.
1. Characterized by oversimplification, as in ignoring complexities or complications: simplistic solutions that would not solve the budget crisis.
2. Usage Problem Simple.

sim·plis′ti·cal·ly adv.
Usage Note: The usual meaning of simplistic is "characterized by oversimplification." It is occasionally used to mean "simple," with no negative overtones, but this usage, as in The song is short and sweet, with admirably simplistic lyrics that carry such depth in so few words, was rejected by 84 percent of the Usage Panel in 2011.

simplistic

(sɪmˈplɪstɪk)
adj
1. characterized by extreme simplicity; naive
2. oversimplifying complex problems; making unrealistically simple judgments or analyses
ˈsimplism n
simˈplistically adv
Usage: Since simplistic already has too as part of its meaning, it is tautologous to talk about something being too simplistic or over-simplistic

sim•plis•tic

(sɪmˈplɪs tɪk)

adj.
characterized by excessive simplification; oversimplified.
[1855–60]
sim•plis′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.simplistic - characterized by extreme and often misleading simplicity; "a simplistic theory of the universe"; "simplistic arguments of the ruling party"
simple - having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved; "a simple problem"; "simple mechanisms"; "a simple design"; "a simple substance"

simplistic

adjective oversimplified, shallow, facile, naive, oversimple The logic behind the questions is too simplistic.
Usage: Since simplistic already has `too' as part of its meaning, some people object to something being referred to as too simplistic or oversimplistic, and it is best to avoid such uses in serious writing.
Translations

simplistic

[sɪmˈplɪstɪk] ADJsimplista

simplistic

[sɪmˈplɪstɪk] adj [view, interpretation] → simpliste

simplistic

adjsimpel, simplistisch (geh); or am I being simplistic?oder sehe ich das zu einfach?

simplistic

[sɪmˈplɪstɪk] adj (pej) (analysis, view) → semplicistico/a
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