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sim·ply

 (sĭm′plē)
adv.
1.
a. In a plain and unadorned way: dresses simply.
b. In an unambiguous way; clearly: explained the concept simply.
2. Not wisely or sensibly; foolishly.
3. Merely; only: It is simply a matter of time.
4. Absolutely; altogether: simply delicious.
5. Frankly; candidly: You are, quite simply, the best candidate for the job.

simply

(ˈsɪmplɪ)
adv
1. in a simple manner
2. merely; only
3. absolutely; altogether; really: a simply wonderful holiday.
4. (sentence modifier) frankly; candidly

sim•ply

(ˈsɪm pli)

adv.
1. in a simple manner; clearly.
2. plainly; unaffectedly.
3. sincerely.
4. merely; only: It is simply a cold.
5. naively; foolishly.
6. absolutely; really: simply irresistible.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.simply - and nothing more; "I was merely asking"; "it is simply a matter of time"; "just a scratch"; "he was only a child"; "hopes that last but a moment"
2.simply - absolutely; "I just can't take it anymore"; "he was just grand as Romeo"; "it's simply beautiful!"
intensifier, intensive - a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"
3.simply - absolutely; altogether; really; "we are simply broke"
4.simply - in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment; "she was dressed plainly"; "they lived very simply"

simply

adverb
1. just, only, merely, purely, solely The table is simply a chip-board circle on a base.
2. totally, really, completely, absolutely, altogether, wholly, utterly, unreservedly He's simply wonderful in every respect.
3. clearly, straightforwardly, directly, plainly, intelligibly, unaffectedly The book is clearly and simply written.
4. plainly, naturally, severely, starkly, modestly, with restraint, unpretentiously, without decoration, unelaborately, without any elaboration He dressed simply and led a quiet family life.
5. without doubt, surely, certainly, definitely, unquestionably, undeniably, unmistakably, beyond question, come hell or high water (informal), beyond a shadow of (a) doubt It was simply the greatest night any of us ever had.
Translations
بِبَسَاطَةبصورَةٍ بَسيطَهبصورَةٍ مُطْلَقَهفَقَط
prostězcela prostěpouze
bareenkeltkunsimpelthen
yksinkertaisesti
jednostavno
einfaldlegaeinfaldlega, öldungislátleysislega
簡単に
간단히
jednoducho
preprosto
helt enkelt
อย่างง่ายๆ
giản dị

simply

[ˈsɪmplɪ] ADV
1. (= in a simple way) [dress, furnish] → sencillamente; [speak, explain] → en términos sencillos
to put it simplyhablando claro ...
2. (= merely, just) → simplemente
simply add hot water and stirsimplemente, añada agua caliente y remueva
I simply said thatsólo dije que ...
3. (emphatic) (= absolutely) → simplemente
he simply refused to listen to mese negó simplemente a escucharme
it simply isn't possiblesencillamente no es posible
that is simply not trueeso sencillamente, no es verdad
she's quite simply the bestsin ninguna duda es la mejor
I thought her performance was simply marvellous/awfulsu actuación me pareció francamente maravillosa/terrible
you simply MUST come!¡no dejes de venir!

simply

[ˈsɪmpli] adv
(= straightforwardly) → simplement
State your objections simply and clearly → Formulez vos objections simplement et clairement.
This puts the matter somewhat too simply
BUT C'est une manière un peu trop simple de présenter les choses.
(= just) → simplement
Simply dial the number and give us your order → Composez simplement le numéro et passez votre commande.
(= absolutely) → tout simplement
The play was simply marvellous → La pièce était tout simplement merveilleuse.
It's simply not possible → Ça n'est tout simplement pas possible.
(= without fuss) → simplement
He dressed simply and led a quiet life → Il s'habillait simplement et menait une vie calme.

simply

adveinfach; (= merely)nur, bloß; but you simply must!aber du musst einfach!; to put it simplyum es einfach auszudrücken; very simply, he was short of moneyer war schlicht und einfach knapp bei Kasse; not simply … but also …nicht (einfach) nur …, sondern auch …; he was known simply as Jayer war einfach als Jay bekannt; he is quite simply the bester ist ganz einfach der Beste

simply

[ˈsɪmplɪ] adv (gen) → semplicemente
I simply said that ... → ho semplicemente detto che...
you simply MUST come! → devi assolutamente venire!
a simply furnished room → una stanza arredata con semplicità

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

simply

بِبَسَاطَة prostě simpelthen einfach απλά simplemente yksinkertaisesti simplement jednostavno semplicemente 簡単に 간단히 kortweg ukomplisert po prostu simplesmente просто helt enkelt อย่างง่ายๆ basitçe giản dị 简单地
References in classic literature ?
Now, I have already said in my treatise on Morals (if I may here make any use of what I have there shown), that happiness consists in the energy and perfect practice of virtue; and this not relatively, but simply; I mean by relatively, what is necessary in some certain circumstances; by simply, what is good and fair in itself: of the first sort are just punishments, and restraints in a just cause; for they arise from virtue and are necessary, and on that account are virtuous; though it is more desirable that neither any state nor any individual should stand in need of them; but those actions which are intended either to procure honour or wealth are simply good; the others eligible only to remove an evil; these, on the contrary, are the foundation and means of relative good.
Say, I've just been down to the store and bought me these gloves, for I was bound I wouldn't wear mittens this winter; they're simply too countrified.
I've simply given up trying to please her, for there's no justice in her; she is good to her favorites, but she doesn't pay the least attention to anybody else, except to make sarcastic speeches about things that are none of her business.
He simply ignored the exposure, and the comments of the other city papers, and in the process of time he easily lived down the memory of it and went on to greater usefulness in his profession.
As for his notions of literature, I simply accepted them with the feeling that any question of them would have been little better than blasphemy.
We are a handful of private citizens of America, traveling simply for recreation,--and unostentatiously, as becomes our unofficial state--and therefore, we have no excuse to tender for presenting ourselves before your Majesty--"
Grimy sailors came down out of the foretop placidly announcing themselves as "a handful of private citizens of America, traveling simply for recreation and unostentatiously," etc.
Idifference, incapacity--I won't admit; surely it's not simply laziness?
He simply would not be humble, and clanked his sword in a disgusting way.
Tis a pitiful tale," said the Bellman, whose face Had grown longer at every word: "But, now that you've stated the whole of your case, More debate would be simply absurd.
And why didn't you simply come straight to me as to a friend?
What generous impulses he has, and how simply, how delicately he put an end to all the misunderstanding with his sister--simply by holding out his hand at the right minute and looking at her like that.