Can we return the souped-up Bugaboo strollers and turn off the shiny iPhone rattles in favor of simpler tools for raising a child?
MISTER not only publicized the app, it encouraged men to access it from within their profiles for simpler sharing between users.
I ask him if he misses the simpler days of the Cold War, when we met the enemy and he spoke Russian.
It probably would have been much safer to do a smaller-budget movie with a simpler theme.
At that time of day, we are easily rattled by simpler debates than the Middle East conflict.
Stronger than a man, simpler than a child, her nature stood alone.
The following recipe is simpler than the preceding, but not so delicate.
He thought it was quicker and simpler to carry her the last step or two.
The Rats, conscious of their superiority, had a simpler solution.
And earnestness is at once a wider and a simpler matter all the while.
c.1200, "free from duplicity, upright, guileless; blameless, innocently harmless," also "ignorant, uneducated; unsophisticated; simple-minded, foolish," from Old French simple (12c.) "plain, decent; friendly, sweet; naive, foolish, stupid," hence "wretched, miserable," from Latin simplus, variant of simplex "simple, uncompounded," literally "onefold" (see simplex). Sense of "free from pride, humble, meek" is mid-13c. As "consisting of only one substance or ingredient" (opposite of composite or compounded) it dates from late 14c.; as "easily done" (opposite of complicated) it dates from late 15c.
From mid-14c. as "unqualified; mere; sheer;" also "clear, straightforward; easily understood." From late 14c. as "single, individual; whole." From late 14c. of clothing, etc., "modest, plain, unadorned," and of food, "plain, not sumptuous." In medicine, of fractures, etc., "lacking complications," late 14c. As a law term, "lacking additional legal stipulations, unlimited," from mid-14c.
In Middle English with wider senses than recently, e.g. "inadequate, insufficient; weak, feeble; mere; few; sad, downcast; mournful; of little value; low in price; impoverished, destitute;" of hair, "straight, not curly." As noun, "an innocent or a guileless person; a humble or modest person" (late 14c.), also "an uncompounded substance." From c.1500 as "ignorant people."