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simple

sim·ple

simple

 
pronunciation:
sIm pl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
inflections: simpler, simplest
definition 1: made of only one part or thing; unmixed.
A lever is a simple machine.
synonyms:
plain, pure, unmixed
antonyms:
compound
similar words:
elementary, rude, single, stark, unalloyed, uncombined, uncompounded
definition 2: consisting of few parts or things, or consisting of only essential things.
It has a simple pattern of blue and white stripes.She wore a simple blue dress to the wedding.
antonyms:
busy, complex, complicated, elaborate, involved, sophisticated
definition 3: not complex or difficult; easily done or understood.
The form is simple to fill out, so it's easy to enter the contest.
synonyms:
easy, elementary, soft, uncomplicated
antonyms:
abstract, complex, complicated, dense, difficult, elaborate, formidable, hard, knotty, tricky, troublesome
similar words:
basic, facile, light, manageable, obvious, plain, rude, rudimentary, snap
definition 4: without pretentions; modest.
His folks were honest, simple people who were happy with what they had in life.
synonyms:
homely, homespun, modest, plain, unaffected, unpretentious
antonyms:
affected, high-flown, ostentatious, pretentious, turgid
similar words:
artless, bare, chaste, down-home, humble, informal, rustic, shirt-sleeve, stark, unassuming, unceremonious, unsophisticated
definition 5: ordinary or common.
The royal wedding won't be in a simple church; it will take place in the cathedral.
synonyms:
commonplace, everyday, mundane, ordinary, unremarkable
antonyms:
fancy, sophisticated
similar words:
average, prosaic, workaday
definition 6: lacking in intelligence or cunning.
Being simple, he didn't know he was being cheated.
synonyms:
dense, dimwitted, dull, dumb, slow, stupid, thick, thickheaded
antonyms:
cunning, shrewd
similar words:
bovine, brainless, ingenuous, naive, unintelligent, witless
 
part of speech: noun
definition: something simple or unmixed.