Definitions of simple

  1. apart from anything else; without additions or modifications; " only the bare facts"; " shocked by the mere idea"; " the simple passage of time was enough"; " the simple truth"
  2. exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity; " childlike trust"; " dewy- eyed innocence"; " simple courtesy"
  3. lacking mental capacity and devoid of subtlety
  4. easy and not involved or complicated; " an elementary problem in statistics"; " elementary, my dear Watson"; " a simple game"; " found an uncomplicated solution to the problem"
  5. a person lacking intelligence or common sense
  6. ( archaic) any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties
  7. not elaborate in style; unornamented; " a simple country schoolhouse"; " her black dress-- simple to austerity"
  8. ( botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
  9. having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved; " a simple problem"; " simple mechanisms"; " a simple design"; " a simple substance"
  10. any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties
  11. A simpleton.
  12. Single; not complex; not infolded or entangled; uncombined; not compounded; not blended with something else; not complicated; as, a simple substance; a simple idea; a simple sound; a simple machine; a simple problem; simple tasks.
  13. Plain; unadorned; as, simple dress.
  14. Mere; not other than; being only.
  15. Not given to artifice, stratagem, or duplicity; undesigning; sincere; true.
  16. Artless in manner; unaffected; unconstrained; natural; inartificial;; straightforward.
  17. Direct; clear; intelligible; not abstruse or enigmatical; as, a simple statement; simple language.
  18. Weak in intellect; not wise or sagacious; of but moderate understanding or attainments; hence, foolish; silly.
  19. Not luxurious; without much variety; plain; as, a simple diet; a simple way of living.
  20. Humble; lowly; undistinguished.
  21. Without subdivisions; entire; as, a simple stem; a simple leaf.
  22. Not capable of being decomposed into anything more simple or ultimate by any means at present known; elementary; thus, atoms are regarded as simple bodies. Cf. Ultimate, a.
  23. Homogenous.
  24. Something not mixed or compounded.
  25. A drawloom.
  26. A part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom.
  27. A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.
  28. To gather simples, or medicinal plants.
  29. Consisting of a single individual or zooid; as, a simple ascidian; - opposed to compound.
  30. A medicinal plant; - so called because each vegetable was supposed to possess its particular virtue, and therefore to constitute a simple remedy.
  31. 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.
  32. That which is unmixed; a plant from which medicine is extracted.
  33. Simpleness.
  34. Simpler.
  35. Simplest.
  36. 1. Plain, not complicated, not compound. 2. A medicinal herb.
  37. An original unmixed remedial agent.
  38. Single: undivided: resisting decomposition: elementary: homogeneous: open: unaffected: undesigning: true: clear: straightforward: artless: guileless: unsuspecting: credulous: not cunning: weak in intellect: silly.
  39. Something not mixed or compounded: a medicinal herb.
  40. Simply.
  41. Single; unmixed; mere; plain; unaffected; artless; weak in mind.
  42. Something not compounded.
  43. Consisting of one thing; single; plain; unadorned; sincere; artless.
  44. Silly; feeble minded.
  45. That which is simple.
  46. A medicinal plant.
  47. Consisting of one thing; uncompounded; pure; plain; artless; unaffected; unadorned; not complex; silly; weak in intellect; unsuspecting; undivided; not decomposed.
  48. Herbs that have a medicinal value.
  49. To gather simples or plants.
  50. 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.
  51. Something not mixed or compounded; in med., a single herb or plant, or its particular virtue.

Antonyms for simple

decked out, colonial, supersmart, unintelligible, fancy, bombastic, conditional, expert, stressful, taxing, adorned, restricted, stagy, realistic, theatrical, sycophantic, mazy, garnished, formidable, crooked, exceptional, commanding, tortuous, burdensome, esoteric, styleless, lobed, pinnate, dressed, skeptical, discerning, hypocritical, melodramatic, internal, tricksy, extravagant, flattering, flaring, intricate, sharp, pinnatifid, prickly, manipulative, educated, ostentatious, trilobed, embroidered, showy, subject, ticky-tacky, wary, affected, cerebral, alert, impenetrable, murderous, dubious, decorated, interlinking, stiff, pronounced, cheesy, tripinnatifid, arduous, arcane, gassy, incised, purple, down-to-earth, SHOW-ME, cosmopolitan, pinnated, paripinnate, complicated, diplomatic, Sharp-witted, testing, scholarly, lettered, heterogeneous, bipartite, incomprehensible, overdone, flamboyant, questionable, gingerbready, ultrasmart, nasty, decompound, delicate, augean, sensible, rococo, effortful, beguiling, underhanded, hairy, interlocking, florid, cleft, phony, fake, sapient, judicious, hammy, glittery, gaudy, trilobate, pick-and-shovel, flowery, rigorous, clear-eyed, tawdry, gingerbreaded, clear-sighted, arrayed, troublesome, rhetorical, laborious, rich, cynical, flashy, decomposable, doubtful, scheming, noisy, wily, bilobed, severe, interior, dissimulating, palmate, strained, remarkable, insincere, careful, doubting, composite, garish, appareled, cautious, artful, keen, pizzazzy, clever, perspicacious, catchy, prudent, heady, pinnatisect, herculean, cultivated, arch, labored, Three-lobed, trifoliolate, binate, even-pinnate, quinquefoliate, difficult, mixed, two-faced, well-informed, thinking, dodgy, artificial, abruptly-pinnate, contingent, quick-witted, embellished, schooled, ungraspable, apt, bedecked, recondite, exhausting, slick, arresting, subtle, uphill, insightful, problematic, splashy, guileful, forced, streetwise, sweaty, logical, interlacing, highbrow, feigned, manifold, intriguing, unconvinced, gaseous, negativistic, deceptive, aureate, deep, rough, perceptive, sage, hellacious, astute, detailed, dissembling, aware, knavish, shrewd, refined, hard-boiled, confused, tentative, trashy, multiform, prominent, conjugate, cute, exacting, tripinnate, oratorical, sane, unbelieving, smooth, obscure, devious, unfathomable, convoluted, radiate, cultured, interwoven, polished, tangled, conspicuous, intelligent, dependent, trained, shifty, savvy, Daedal, tough, dowdy, trifoliated, pretentious, sound, onerous, critical, Double dealing, toilsome, trimmed, deceitful, persnickety, Kenspeckle, resourceful, baroque, overwrought, acute, Familiar, acquainted, ternate, bright, imparipinnate, tasteless, knowing, challenging, dishonest, equivocal, ingenious, sagacious, touchy, adroit, designing, analyzable, sly, striking, profound, inner, quick, slippery, inelegant, ornate, Magnific, informed, wise, polymath, bilobate, bipinnatifid, oppressive, backbreaking, sophisticated, reasonable, precocious, byzantine, sticky, snazzy, skilled, painful, bilobated, complex, unfashionable, intellectual, fast, grabby, odd-pinnate, brilliant, demanding, street smart, disbelieving, uncertain, fustian, strenuous, gordian, grandiloquent, amalgamated, labyrinthine, learned, keen-sighted, involute, tricky, hard, elaborate, cunning, noticeable, valid, compound, tripinnated, involved, glitzy, conglomerate, worldly-wise, bedizened, heavy, canny, bipinnate, flatulent, worldly, abstruse, civilized, pedate, palm-shaped, knotty, percipient, dissected, parted, dramatic, ornamented, eye-catching, multifactorial, trifoliate, brainy, lurid, swank, trilobated, sober, mistrustful, suspicious, mental, guarded, tall, nimble, grueling, calculating, qualified, marked, unctuous, complicate, overdecorated, exaggerated, distrustful, cagey, labyrinthian, leery, hyperintelligent, gingerbread, emphatic, psychological, unstylish, watchful, foxy, well-read, false, Suspecting, palmatifid, erudite, mealymouthed, Moiling, orotund, assuming, hardheaded, loud, questioning, Maneuvering, thorny, lobate, fussy, spiny, razzle-dazzle, entangled, ticklish, jazzy, knowledgeable, thickening, literate, bodacious, pragmatic, bold, Toilful, crafty, experienced, multiplex, smart, incredulous, rational.

Quotes of simple

  1. We worked very hard to make extensions very simple – Mitchell Baker
  2. Whatever we are waiting for- peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance- it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. – Sarah Ban Breathnach
  3. And for every project, because it takes years, you can see the early drawings and collages as just a simple vague idea, and through the years and through the negotiations of getting the permit, you see that every detail is now clarified. – Christo
  4. A new constitution should be more amendable. A needlessly confusing system of courts should be altered to produce an arrangement that would be simple responsible, and less awkward. – Charles Edison
  5. There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree. They are on the left and right. They are not confined to a single part of the society. They are terrorists of the mind. – A. Bartlett Giamatti
  6. If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple – Temple Grandin
  7. My formula for living is quite simple I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can. – Cary Grant
  8. To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple to have faith is harder. – Louis L'Amour
  9. My attitude toward men who mess around is simple If you find 'em, kill 'em. – Loretta Lynn
  10. Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation- not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago. – Barack Obama
  11. It's this simple law, which every writer knows, of taking two opposites and putting them in a room together. I love anything with Cartman and Butters at the same time, it's great. – Trey Parker
  12. Please understand the reason why Chinese vegetables taste so good. It is simple The Chinese do not cook them, they just threaten them! – Jeff Smith
  13. I just like simplicity. I like simple songs, I like simple chords, simple vocals, simple lead guitar. I just like simplicity. That's just the way I like it. – Jeremy Spencer
  14. My legislation, the Simple Savings Tax Relief Act of 2005, simply eliminates the taxation of interest earned in savings accounts, such as passbook savings accounts or bank certificates of deposit. – Cliff Stearns
  15. My father, who died a few years ago, was a good, simple very honest man. His faith and affection for his family was just unassailable, without question. – David Ogden Stiers

Usage examples for simple

  1. The answer is a simple one. – Burke by John Morley
  2. Walter was not simple – Home Again by George MacDonald
  3. I'm a simple man and I ain't afraid to say what I think! – Honor: A Play in Four Acts by Hermann Sudermann
  4. Do you know, I never thought of that; and, of course, it would have been quite simple – Barbara in Brittany by E. A. Gillie
  5. How different this is from the simple English of Langlande! – A Brief History of the English Language and Literature, Vol. 2 (of 2) by John Miller Dow Meiklejohn
  6. It had been that simple – An Encounter in Atlanta by Ed Howdershelt
  7. " It's a simple sort of game. – The Gem Collector by P. G. Wodehouse
  8. After that, it was simple work. – The Crimson Sweater by Ralph Henry Barbour
  9. Now there are not three other fellows in the regiment who can ask a simple question. – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  10. The trouble is, I don't know much and only understand simple things. – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  11. It's as simple as that." – We Were There at the Oklahoma Land Run by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  12. I haven't come to talk, but to ask you a simple question. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  13. That hour of simple child- like faith passed away. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  14. And, in English to Ingeborg, " She is a simple woman. – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  15. In the first place, his style is simple – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  16. Fancy my never thinkin' of anything so simple as that! – Wandering Heath by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  17. The 'surprise' they had thought of was a very simple one, and one that I knew grandmamma would like. – My New Home by Mary Louisa Molesworth
  18. Yet the answer is simple – In the Day of Adversity by John Bloundelle-Burton
  19. Oh, it is simple I have often done it. – Woodland Tales by Ernest Seton-Thompson
  20. It sounded simple enough. – My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse

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