Examples of simpleminded in a Sentence
a superstitious and very simpleminded man
He took a simpleminded approach to the problem.
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And with a smirking Clint Eastwood as the soldier, the story—which Cullinan told entirely from the points of view of the women—became a simpleminded demonstration of how devious women are.
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First Known Use of simpleminded
Synonymsaw-shucks, dewy, dewy-eyed, green, ingenuous, innocent, naïf (or naif), primitive, simple, naive, uncritical, unknowing, unsophisticated, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, unwary, unworldly, wide-eyed
Antonymscosmopolitan, experienced, knowing, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wise
Related Wordscallow, childish, immature, inexperienced, raw; childlike, idealistic, impractical, unrealistic; believing, credulous, gullible (also gullable), susceptible, trustful, trusting, unguarded; beguiled, duped, gulled, tricked; careless, heedless, thoughtless
Near Antonymscritical, cynical, doubting, incredulous, skeptical, suspecting, suspicious, unconvinced; careful, cautious, guarded, leery (also leary), wary, watchful; down-to-earth, hardheaded, pragmatic (also pragmatical), realistic, sober; street-smart, streetwise
SIMPLEMINDED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of simpleminded for English Language Learners
: not very intelligent
: having or showing a lack of good sense or judgment
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