simpleminded

adjective sim·ple·mind·ed \ ˌsim-pəl-ˈmīn-dəd , ˈsim-pəl-ˌmīn- \

Definition of simpleminded

:devoid of subtlety :unsophisticated; also :foolish

simplemindedly

adverb

simplemindedness

noun

Examples of simpleminded in a Sentence

  1. a superstitious and very simpleminded man

  2. He took a simpleminded approach to the problem.

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First Known Use of simpleminded

1601


SIMPLEMINDED Defined for English Language Learners

simpleminded

adjective

Definition of simpleminded for English Language Learners

  • : not very intelligent

  • : having or showing a lack of good sense or judgment



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