HyperDic: simple

English > 9 senses of the word simple:
ADJECTIVEallsimplehaving few parts
allsimple, elementary, uncomplicated, unproblematiceasy and not involved or complicated
allsimple, bare, mereapart from anything else
allsimple, childlike, wide-eyed, round-eyed, dewy-eyedexhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity
allsimple, dim-witted, simple-mindedlacking mental capacity and subtlety
allsimple, unsubdivided(botany) of leaf shapes
allsimpleunornamented
NOUNplantsimpleany herbaceous plant having medicinal properties
person simple, simpletona person lacking intelligence or common sense
simple > pronunciation
Soundssih'mpahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > simple: 9 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving few parts; not complex or complicated or involved.
Examples
  • "a simple problem"
  • "simple mechanisms"
  • "a simple design"
  • "a simple substance"
Attribute ofcomplexity, complexnessThe quality of being intricate and compounded
NarrowersimplexHaving only one part or element
simplisticCharacterized by extreme and often misleading simplicity
unanalyzable, undecomposablerepresenting the furthest possible extent of analysis or division into parts
uncomplicated, unsophisticatedlacking complexity
See alsoeasyposing no difficulty
plainnot elaborate or elaborated
simple, unsubdivided(botany) of leaf shapes
Oppositecomplexcomplicated in structure
Spanishsencillo, simple
Catalansenzill, simple
Nounssimplicity, simplenessthe quality of being simple or uncompounded
English > simple: 9 senses > adjective 2
MeaningEasy and not involved or complicated.
Example "a simple game"
Synonymselementary, uncomplicated, unproblematic
Broadereasyposing no difficulty
Spanishelemental, simple
Catalansimple
Nounssimplicity, simplenessfreedom from difficulty / difficulty or hardship / hardship or effort
English > simple: 9 senses > adjective 3
Meaningapart from anything else; without additions or modifications.
Examples
  • "the simple passage of time was enough"
  • "the simple truth"
Synonymsbare, mere
Broaderplainnot elaborate or elaborated
Adverbssimplyand nothing more
English > simple: 9 senses > adjective 4
MeaningExhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity.
Synonymschildlike, wide-eyed, round-eyed, dewy-eyed
Broadernaive, naifmarked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly / worldly experience
Spanishinfantil, ingenuo, inocente
Nounssimplicity, simplenessa lack of penetration or subtlety
English > simple: 9 senses > adjective 5
Meaninglacking mental capacity and subtlety.
Synonymsdim-witted, simple-minded
Broaderretardedrelatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development
Spanishsimple, simplón, tonto
Catalanestúpid, idiota
Nounssimplenessa lack of penetration or subtlety
English > simple: 9 senses > adjective 6
Meaning(botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions.
Synonymunsubdivided
Categorybotany, phytologyThe branch of biology that studies plants
Narroweracerate, acerose, acicular, needle-shapedNarrow and long and pointed
acuminate(of a leaf shape) narrowing to a slender point
apiculate(of a leaf shape) having a short sharply pointed tip
caudate(of a leaf shape) tapering gradually into a long taillike tip
cordate, heart-shaped, cordiform(of a leaf) shaped like a heart
cuneate, wedge-shaped(of a leaf shape) narrowly triangular, wider at the apex and tapering toward the base
deltoidTriangular or suggesting a capital delta, with a point at the apex
dolabriform, dolabrateHaving the shape of the head of an ax or cleaver
elliptic(of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse
ensiform, sword-shaped, swordlike, bladelikeshaped like a sword blade
five-needled(of conifers) having five needles
four-needled(of conifers) having four needles
hastate, spearhead-shaped(of a leaf shape) like a spear point, with flaring pointed lobes at the base
lanceolate, lancelike(of a leaf shape) shaped like a lance head
linear, elongate(of a leaf shape) long and narrow
lyrate(of a leaf shape) having curvature suggestive of a lyre
needledOf trees whose leaves are acerate
oblanceolate(of a leaf shape) having a broad rounded apex and a tapering base
oblong(of a leaf shape) having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides
obovate(of a leaf shape) egg-shaped with the narrower end at the base
obtuse(of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex
orbiculate, orbicularCircular or nearly circular
ovateOf a leaf shape
pandurate, panduriform, fiddle-shaped(of a leaf shape) having rounded ends and a contracted center
peltate, shield-shaped(of a leaf shape) round, with the stem attached near the center of the lower surface rather than the margin (as a nasturtium leaf for example)
perfoliate(of a leaf) having the base united around (and apparently pierced by) the stem
reniform, kidney-shaped(of a leaf or bean / bean shape) resembling the shape of kidney
sagittate, sagittiform, arrow-shaped(of a leaf shape) like an arrow head without flaring base lobes
spatulate, spatula-shaped(of a leaf shape) having a broad rounded apex and a narrow base
three-needled(of conifers) having three needles
two-needled(of conifers) having two needles
unlobedWithout lobes
See alsoroughOf the margin of a leaf shape
simpleHaving few parts
smoothOf the margin of a leaf shape
OppositecompoundComposed of more than one part
Spanishsimple
Nounssimplicitythe quality of being simple or uncompounded
English > simple: 9 senses > adjective 7
Meaningunornamented.
Examples
  • "a simple country schoolhouse"
  • "her black dress--simple to austerity"
Broaderplainnot elaborate or elaborated
Nounssimplicity, simplenesslack of ornamentation
English > simple: 9 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny herbaceous plant having medicinal properties.
Broaderherb, herbaceous plantA plant lacking a permanent woody stem
Usage ofarchaism, archaicismThe use of an archaic expression
Spanishsimple
English > simple: 9 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person lacking intelligence or common sense.
Synonymsimpleton
NarrowerairheadA flighty scatterbrained / scatterbrained simpleton
dimwit, nitwit, half-wit, doofusA stupid incompetent person
dingbatA silly empty-headed person
dumbbell, dummy, dope, boob, booby, pinheadAn ignorant or foolish person
fool, sap, saphead, muggins, tomfoolA person who lacks good judgment
idiot, imbecile, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wit, retardA person of subnormal intelligence
idiot savantperson who is mentally retarded in general but who displays remarkable aptitude in some limited field (usually involving memory)
nebbish, nebbech(Yiddish) a timid unfortunate simpleton
nincompoop, poop, ninnyA stupid foolish person
scatterbrain, forgetful personA flighty and disorganized person
schlemiel, shlemiel(Yiddish) a dolt who is a habitual bungler
schlepper, shlepper, schlep, shlep(Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person
schnook, shnook(Yiddish) a gullible simpleton more to be pitied than despised
sheepA timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon
space cadetsomeone who seems unable to respond appropriately to reality (as if under the influence of some narcotic drug)
square, lamesomeone who doesn't understand what is going on
stupid, stupid person, stupe, dullard, dolt, pudding head, pudden-head, poor fish, pillockA person who is not very bright
subnormalA person of less than normal intelligence
twerp, twirp, twitsomeone who is regarded as contemptible
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishababol, crédulo, ingenuo, inocente, simple, simplón
Catalancapsigrany, crèdul, enze, ingenu, innocent, simple

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