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Definition of simple:

  1. A drawloom.
  2. A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.
  3. A medicinal plant; - so called because each vegetable was supposed to possess its particular virtue, and therefore to constitute a simple remedy.
  4. A part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom.
  5. Artless in manner; unaffected; unconstrained; natural; inartificial;; straightforward.
  6. Consisting of a single individual or zooid; as, a simple ascidian; - opposed to compound.
  7. Direct; clear; intelligible; not abstruse or enigmatical; as, a simple statement; simple language.
  8. Homogenous.
  9. Humble; lowly; undistinguished.
  10. Mere; not other than; being only.
  11. 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.
  12. Not given to artifice, stratagem, or duplicity; undesigning; sincere; true.
  13. Not luxurious; without much variety; plain; as, a simple diet; a simple way of living.
  14. Plain; unadorned; as, simple dress.
  15. 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.
  16. Something not mixed or compounded.
  17. To gather simples, or medicinal plants.
  18. Weak in intellect; not wise or sagacious; of but moderate understanding or attainments; hence, foolish; silly.
  19. Without subdivisions; entire; as, a simple stem; a simple leaf.

Synonyms:

modest, saucer-eyed, mild, perfect, unreserved, simpleton, backward, ability, unbiased, wide-eyed, unstudied, dim-witted, soft, mooncalf, unblended, dewy-eyed, open, ding-dong, dull, snap, homely, wide, childly, retarded, unsubdivided, fool, schmo, nincompoop, ass, nerd, weak-minded, simple-minded, unprejudiced, aboveboard, slow, imbecile, puzzling, sheer, simplistic, goof, moron, naive, mere, dry, absolute, fair, unaffected, stupid, round-eyed, shallow, ingenuous, unmixed, dope, tomfool, inane, schmuck, idiot, unassuming, turkey, obscure, manageable, half-witted, jerk, mean, dull, unvarnished, dip, impartial, humble, modest, slow-witted, truthful, unworldly, lowly, sincere, jackass, softhead, unproblematic, nitwit, unaffected, ninny, unostentatious, transparent, gander, natural, feeble-minded, goose, guileless, cretin.

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