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Definitions of simple:

part of speech: comparative


part of speech: noun

Something not mixed or compounded; in med., a single herb or plant, or its particular virtue.

part of speech: adjective

Single; not complex; undivided; not mixed or compounded; mere; as, a simple fact; plain; not luxurious; unadorned; sincere; natural; unaffected; direct; clear; as, simple language; of low rank or degree; weak in intellect; resulting from feeblemindedness; as, a simple answer.

part of speech: superlative


part of speech: adjective

Consisting of one thing; not combined; not compounded; not complicated; elementary; artless; harmless; unartificial; true to nature; unadorned; silly; shallow; in bot., not branching; not divided into separate parts, as simple fruits, those formed by one flower.

part of speech: noun

Something not mixed or compounded: a medicinal herb.

part of speech: adjective

Single: undivided: resisting decomposition: elementary: homogeneous: open: unaffected: undesigning: true: clear: straightforward: artless: guileless: unsuspecting: credulous: not cunning: weak in intellect: silly.

part of speech: noun


part of speech: noun

That which is unmixed; a plant from which medicine is extracted.

part of speech: noun

A medicinal plant.

part of speech: noun

A simpleton.

Usage examples for simple:

  • I tell you the simple truth. "Georgina's Reasons", Henry James
  • " It was quite simple she said. "The Vision of Desire", Margaret Pedler
  • Oh, you're simple simple "Plays A Protégée of the Mistress; Poverty Is No Crime; Sin and Sorrow Are Common to All; It's a Family Affair--We'll Settle It Ourselves", Alexander Ostrovsky
  • It would be easy to find him, easy to make him see- for it was so very simple and then.... "Lifted Masks Stories", Susan Glaspell
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