[sim-puh l-mahyn-did, -mahyn-]
- free of deceit or guile; artless or unsophisticated.
- lacking in mental acuteness or sense.
- mentally deficient.
Origin of simpleminded
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2, 3. stupid, foolish, slow, dull-witted, half-witted.
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Examples from the Web for simple-minded
And “alkalinizing” someone in an attempt to improve their health is simple-minded, fatuous, and dangerous.Alkalinizing Someone to Improve His or Her Health Is Simple-Minded, Fatuous, and Dangerous
January 29, 2014
But I do want us to understand how wrong and simple-minded our definition of freedom is today.The Freedom to Be Fat? The Politics of Movie Popcorn, Obama, and the FDA
April 8, 2012
“This shows you how silly and how simple-minded politics can be—just absurd,” Ford says.Harold Ford's Perpetual Campaign
Lloyd Grove, Samuel P. Jacobs
September 13, 2010
Stone also exaggerates in painting Bush as a simple-minded born-again Christian.My W and Oliver Stone's
October 17, 2008
Instead, with simple-minded directness he seemed to be studying on the matter.Hidden Water
He recalled them with simple-minded compunction at that distance of time.Chance
You are only a footpad, a simple-minded marquis of the bludgeon.The O'Ruddy
As they went past, the doctor said to himself: "Blessed are the simple-minded!"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII.
Guy de Maupassant
They have a simple-minded simplicity that anyone can understand.The K-Factor
Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
- stupid; foolish; feeble-minded
- unsophisticated; artless
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Word Origin and History for simple-minded
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