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Definition of simpleton:

  1. A person of weak intellect; a silly person.

Synonyms:

ding-dong, softhead, goose, tomfool, simple, ability, dip, ninny, schmuck, turkey, nerd, jerk, schmo, gander, goof, mooncalf.

Usage examples:

  • During a long talk the wisest of men becomes a fool once and a simpleton thrice.

    - "Human, All-Too-Human, Part II", Friedrich Nietzsche.
  • Jeanne Maubourg The Simpleton............................

    - "A Second Book of Operas", Henry Edward Krehbiel.
  • S. Sammy, soft, a soft head; simpleton.

    - "Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect", William Barnes.