adjective, sim·pler, sim·plest.
- composed of only one substance or element: a simple substance.
- not mixed.
Words nearby simple
Origin of simple
OTHER WORDS FROM simple
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH simplesimple simplified simplistic (see confusables note at simplistic)
synonym study for simple
words often confused with simple
Examples from the Web for simpleness
Yes, without doubt, "here is that first garden of her simpleness."Rab and His Friends and Other Papers|John Brown
Despite all his simpleness, the soldier would not believe a word of such slanders; not so?The Casque's Lark|Eugne Sue
The whining dogs are preying upon your simpleness, mistress Israel.The Scapegoat|Hall Caine
Sin itself is often easier than simpleness to pardon and condone.The Manxman|Hall Caine
The dear innocence of its winsome ways, its simpleness and quaint airs of sagacity, are perpetual fascinations.The Quiver 12/1899|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for simpleness
- (of a fraction) containing only integers
- (of an equation) containing variables to the first power only; linear
- (of a root of an equation) occurring only once; not multiple
- not divided into partsa simple leaf; a simple eye
- formed from only one ovarysimple fruit
Derived forms of simplesimpleness, noun
Word Origin for simple
Idioms and Phrases with simpleness
see pure and simple.