simpleton

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noun sim·ple·ton \ˈsim-pəl-tən\

Definition of simpleton

  1. :  a person lacking in common sense

Examples of simpleton in a sentence

  1. The instructions were so complicated I felt like a complete simpleton.

  2. his silly antics at office parties have earned him a reputation as a simpleton

Origin and Etymology of simpleton

1simple + -ton (as in surnames such as Washington)


First Known Use: circa 1630


SIMPLETON Defined for English Language Learners

simpleton

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noun sim·ple·ton \ˈsim-pəl-tən\

Definition of simpleton for English Language Learners

  • : someone who is not very intelligent or who does not have or show good sense or judgment


SIMPLETON Defined for Kids

simpleton

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noun sim·ple·ton \ˈsim-pəl-tən\

Definition of simpleton for Students

  1. :  a foolish or stupid person



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