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simpleminded

or simple-minded

[sim-puh l-mahyn-did, -mahyn-] /ˈsɪm pəlˈmaɪn dɪd, -ˌmaɪn-/
adjective
1.
free of deceit or guile; artless or unsophisticated.
2.
lacking in mental acuteness or sense.
3.
mentally deficient.
Origin of simpleminded
1735-1745
First recorded in 1735-45; simple + minded
Related forms
simplemindedly, adverb
simplemindedness, noun
Synonyms
2, 3. stupid, foolish, slow, dull-witted, half-witted.
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