free of deceit or guile; artless or unsophisticated.
lacking in mental acuteness or sense.
- sim·ple·mind·ed·ly, adverb
- sim·ple·mind·ed·ness, noun
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How to use simpleminded in a sentence
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 | Kent Sepkowitz | January 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Michael Tomasky | April 8, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
“This shows you how silly and how simple-minded politics can be—just absurd,” Ford says.
Stone also exaggerates in painting Bush as a simple-minded born-again Christian.
For we are simple-minded creatures, and prone to superstition.By the Christmas Fire | Samuel McChord Crothers
It had never occurred to the straightforward and simple-minded Vicar that one of his own flesh and blood could come to this!Tess of the d'Urbervilles | Thomas Hardy
Yet it was a subtler art to let his old, simple-minded countryman ignore that detail.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
This simple-minded woman meant that the fairies were the enemies of God and that the priest had driven them away.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2) | Anatole France
It seduced the simple-minded, and brought the book into the hands of the imprudent and deluded multitude.The War Upon Religion | Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
British Dictionary definitions for simple-minded
stupid; foolish; feeble-minded
- simple-mindedly, adverb
- simple-mindedness, noun
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