oversimplistic

adjective
over·​sim·​plis·​tic | \ ˌō-vər-sim-ˈpli-stik How to pronounce oversimplistic (audio) \

Definition of oversimplistic

: overlooking important details or nuances in favor of simplicity : too simplistic or basic an oversimplistic view/approach … it is seriously oversimplistic, and ignores some grim aspects of reality.— Col. Trevor N. Dupuy It's just as easy for a clear answer to be dangerously oversimplistic as it is for a nuanced answer to mislead and obfuscate.— Melinda Selmys

First Known Use of oversimplistic

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Oversimplistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oversimplistic. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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