oversimple

adjective
over·​sim·​ple | \ ˌō-vər-ˈsim-pəl How to pronounce oversimple (audio) \

Definition of oversimple

: too simple : not thoroughgoing or exhaustive oversimple theories

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oversimply \ ˌō-​vər-​ˈsim-​plē How to pronounce oversimple (audio) \ adverb

Examples of oversimple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This oversimple model grants primacy based on authorship and chronology. Kevin Dettmar, The Atlantic, 1 July 2022

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First Known Use of oversimple

1611, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jul 2022

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“Oversimple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversimple. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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