adjective Date: 1601 devoid of subtlety ; unsophisticated; also foolishsimplemindedly adverbsimplemindedness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • simpleminded — [adj] unsophisticated brainless, childlike, clueless, crude, dumb, feeble minded, idiotic, ignorant, moronic, naive, slow, stupid, uncomplicated, unschooled, unstudied, untutored, unworldly; concepts 401,548,562 …   New thesaurus

  • simpleminded — simplemindedly, adv. simplemindedness, n. /sim peuhl muyn did, muyn /, adj. 1. free of deceit or guile; artless or unsophisticated. 2. lacking in mental acuteness or sense. 3. mentally deficient. Also, simple minded. [1735 45; SIMPLE + MINDED]… …   Universalium

  • simpleminded — adjective stupid …   Wiktionary

  • simpleminded — Synonyms and related words: arrested, artless, babbling, backward, blithering, bluff, blunt, born yesterday, burbling, candid, childlike, confiding, crackbrained, cracked, crazy, cretinistic, cretinous, dim witted, direct, dithering, driveling,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • simpleminded — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. unsophisticated, stupid, dense, dull, dumb, moronic, slow, bovine, ignorant, witless, *clueless, brainless. ANT.: sophisticated, smart, *savvy …   English dictionary for students

  • simpleminded — adj. naive, unsophisticated; foolish, silly; mentally impaired …   English contemporary dictionary

  • simpleminded — sim′ple•mind′ed adj. 1) lacking in mental acuteness or sense 2) artless or unsophisticated • Etymology: 1735–45 sim′ple•mind′ed•ly, adv. sim′ple•mind′ed•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • simpleminded — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sellers, Peter — orig. Richard Henry Sellers born Sept. 8, 1925, Southsea, Hampshire, Eng. died July 24, 1980, London British film actor. The son of vaudeville performers, he acted from childhood in his parents comedy act. In the early 1950s he performed on radio …   Universalium

  • simplemindedly — adverb see simpleminded …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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