What is the meaning of simple?


  • Any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties.
  • A person lacking intelligence or common sense.


  • Having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved.
    • usage: "a simple problem"; "simple mechanisms"; "a simple design"; "a simple substance"
  • Easy and not involved or complicated.
    • usage: "an elementary problem in statistics"; "elementary, my dear Watson"; "a simple game"; "found an uncomplicated solution to the problem"
  • Apart from anything else; without additions or modifications.
    • usage: "only the bare facts"; "shocked by the mere idea"; "the simple passage of time was enough"; "the simple truth"
  • Exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity.
    • usage: "childlike trust"; "dewy-eyed innocence"; "listened in round-eyed wonder"
  • Lacking mental capacity and subtlety.
  • Botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions.
  • Unornamented.
    • usage: "a simple country schoolhouse"; "her black dress-simple to austerity"
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