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Adjective: simple (simpler,simplest)  sim-pul
  1. Having few parts; not complex, complicated or involved
    "a simple problem"; "simple mechanisms"; "a simple design"; "a simple substance"
     
  2. Easy and not involved or complicated
    "a simple game";
    - elementary, uncomplicated, unproblematic
     
  3. Apart from anything else; without additions or modifications
    "the simple passage of time was enough";
    - bare, mere
     
  4. Exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity
    "simple trust";
    - childlike, wide-eyed, round-eyed, dewy-eyed
     
  5. Lacking mental capacity and subtlety
    "I was simple enough to fall for one man's lies";
    - dim-witted, simple-minded
     
  6. (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
    - unsubdivided
     
  7. Unornamented
    "a simple country schoolhouse"; "her black dress--simple to austerity"
Noun: simple  sim-pul
  1. A person lacking intelligence or common sense
    - simpleton
     
  2. [archaic] Any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties

Derived forms: simplest, simples, simpler

See also: acerate, acerose, acicular, acuminate, apiculate, arrow-shaped, bladelike, caudate, complexity, complexness, cordate, cordiform, cuneate, deltoid, dolabrate, dolabriform, easy, elliptic, elongate, ensiform, fiddle-shaped, five-needled, four-needled, hastate, heart-shaped, kidney-shaped, lancelike, lanceolate, linear, lyrate, naif, naïf, naive, naïve, needled, needle-shaped, oblanceolate, oblong, obovate, obtuse, orbicular, orbiculate, ovate, pandurate, panduriform, peltate, perfoliate, plain, reniform, retarded, sagittate, sagittiform, shield-shaped, simplex, simplistic, smooth, spatula-shaped, spatulate, spearhead-shaped, swordlike, sword-shaped, three-needled, two-needled, unanalysable [Brit, Cdn], unanalyzable [N. Amer], uncomplicated, undecomposable, unlobed, unsophisticated, wedge-shaped, xiphoid

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant, individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Antonym: complex, compound

Encyclopedia: Simple