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sim·ply

simply

 
pronunciation:
sIm pli
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in a simple, straightforward manner; clearly.
When the lawyer explained the matter to me simply, I could finally understand.
similar words:
plain
definition 2: plainly or without affectation or attempt at deception.
Although she has money, she tends to dress simply.
definition 3: only; merely.
Nothing is wrong; I'm simply a bit tired.I'm not making excuses; I'm simply trying to explain what happened.Simply fill out the top part of this form, and I can do all the rest.
similar words:
just, purely
definition 4: absolutely.
That meal was simply delicious!That idea is simply absurd!