Simple-minded
Simple-minded Sim"ple-mind`ed, a. Artless; guileless; simple-hearted; undesigning; unsuspecting; devoid of duplicity. --Blackstone. -- {Sim"ple-mind`ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • simple-minded — [sim′pəlmīnd′id] adj. 1. artless; unsophisticated; simple hearted 2. foolish; stupid 3. mentally retarded simple mindedly adv. simple mindedness n. * * * sim·ple mind·ed or sim·ple·mind·ed (sĭmʹpəl mīnʹdĭd) adj. 1. Lacking in subtlety or… …   Universalium

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  • simple-minded — [sim′pəlmīnd′id] adj. 1. artless; unsophisticated; simple hearted 2. foolish; stupid 3. mentally retarded simple mindedly adv. simple mindedness n …   English World dictionary

  • simple-minded — index non compos mentis, obtuse, opaque, simple Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • simple-minded — adj not very intelligent, and unable to understand complicated things …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • simple-minded — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as simple minded, you believe that they interpret things in a way that is too simple and do not understand how complicated things are. Sylvie was a simple minded romantic... His politics were also… …   English dictionary

  • simple-minded — UK / US adjective 1) unable to understand difficult or complicated ideas 2) showing a lack of intelligent thought a simple minded plan Derived word: simple mindedness noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • simple-minded — adjective unable to understand complicated things, and not showing much understanding of the world: a simple minded desire for a return to the past …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • simple-minded — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. foolish, ingenuous; simple, moronic, imbecilic. See folly, ignorance. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unintelligent, childish, moronic; see dull 3 , naive , stupid 1 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) (or… …   English dictionary for students

  • simple-minded — adj. 1 natural, unsophisticated. 2 feeble minded. Derivatives: simple mindedly adv. simple mindedness n …   Useful english dictionary

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