Simple-mindedness
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-mindedness — simple mindˈedness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑simple * * * simple mindedness noun [uncountable] Thesaurus: lack of intelligence, understanding or careful thoughtsynonym Main entry: simple mind …   Useful english dictionary

  • simple mindedness — noun a lack of penetration or subtlety they took advantage of her simplicity • Syn: ↑simplicity, ↑simpleness • Derivationally related forms: ↑simple (for: ↑simpleness), ↑sim …   Useful english dictionary

  • simple-mindedness — See simple mindedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • simple-mindedness — noun The property of being simple minded …   Wiktionary

  • simple-mindedness — See: simple minded …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 — adjective 1. ) unable to understand difficult or complicated ideas 2. ) showing a lack of intelligent thought: a simple minded plan ╾ ,simple mindedness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern 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 — adjective having or showing very little intelligence or judgement. Derivatives simple mindedly adverb simple mindedness noun …   English new terms dictionary

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