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

Other Words from oversimple

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

First Known Use of oversimple

1611, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about oversimple

Statistics for oversimple

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for oversimple

The first known use of oversimple was in 1611

See more words from the same year

Comments on oversimple

What made you want to look up oversimple? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

providing supplementary assistance

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!