adjective \sim-ˈplis-tik\

: too simple : not complete or thorough enough : not treating or considering all possibilities or parts

Full Definition of SIMPLISTIC

:  simple
:  of, relating to, or characterized by simplism :  oversimple <adequate, if occasionally simplistic, historical background — Harlow Robinson>
sim·plis·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of SIMPLISTIC

  1. a simplistic approach to a complicated problem
  2. His interpretation of the theory was too simplistic.

First Known Use of SIMPLISTIC

circa 1881


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