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words often confused with simplistic
Simple —unlike simplistic —is a term that can describe not only issues, statements, and arguments, but all manner of things observable by our senses. It can describe art, music, food, clothing—just about anything. And it is a neutral term. That is, if something is said to be simple, that can be considered either a good thing or a bad thing depending upon one’s taste. But the word is very often used positively—as encapsulated in the well-worn creative principle “Less is more”—to describe language that is straightforward and easy to understand, clothing that is not overly elaborate or excessively decorated, or architecture with clean lines. And something simple can be elegant too. To describe such things as simplistic would be an insult to their creators. And it would be ironic to use what one thinks of as a more exotic, ornamental, impressive term to describe something clear or plain and unadorned—something that is, in fact, simple.
OTHER WORDS FROM simplisticsim·plis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for simplistic
This book scrupulously avoids simplistic, good-bad binaries.How Does New York City Keep Reinventing Itself? (Bonus)|Kurt Andersen|March 21, 2021|Freakonomics
Throwing a blanket on a group of people and treating them all the same comes from a very simplistic point of view and ignores the unique and valid story that each of us has.We need to live up to our inclusive standards and claims|Arash Azma|March 16, 2021|Washington Blade
These fellowships will not produce simplistic disaster narratives that underscore pre-existing tropes, and we don’t want parachute journalism from reporters who have no history with or insight into the communities they’re writing about.Announcing the MIT Technology Review Covid Inequality Fellowships|Bobbie Johnson|February 23, 2021|MIT Technology Review
While it does create a more simplistic menu for users, users may also benefit from an alphabetized, searchable drop-down menu in addition to the four main options.Google’s search choice screen had virtually no effect on search market share, perhaps by design|George Nguyen|February 17, 2021|Search Engine Land
It’s far too simplistic to tell ourselves we’re going to cut down on our tech usage.
We cannot keep judging mothers by a primitive, antiquated, simplistic standard.Postpartum Stigma: Why My Patient Committed Suicide|Jean Kim|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the most simplistic notion, each book would be one season of television.Vampires without Glitter or Girl Problems: Inside Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’|Andrew Romano|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Others who served in Iraq at the time however said this was far too simplistic.Why the White House Ignored All Those Warnings About ISIS|Eli Lake|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sir Nicholas Henderson, who was in the job when Reagan was elected, described him as a dogmatic and simplistic man.
However, an insidious form of segregation, happening within the educational system, belies this simplistic view.
No, not along this line of one-dimensional, linear, simplistic form of determinism.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
The structure of the Ars Grammaticae, however, follows a much more simplistic design than that of the Arte.Diego Collado's Grammar of the Japanese Language|Diego Collado
The Discourse typifies Sheridan's simplistic interpretation and the evangelistic ardor with which he addressed his audiences.
We cannot resort to simplistic or extreme solutions which substitute myths for common sense.
I urge Congress to continue on this steady path and resist the simplistic solutions that have been proposed as alternatives.