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Examples of simplistic in a Sentence
a simplistic approach to a complicated problem
His interpretation of the theory was too simplistic.
Recent Examples of simplistic from the Web
A simplistic description of the process is blood is extracted from a patient and anti-inflammatory agents are removed from the blood, manipulated and the blood is then injected into an affected area to help suppress joint pain.
And the disturbing appeal of Frank Castle/The Punisher, as my colleague David Sims wrote in 2016, pointed to the increasing appeal of simplistic, ferocious enforcers with guns who specialize in rough justice.
Players like Hayward and Horford, accommodating as their games are, tend to be underserved by a simplistic, dribble-heavy style.
Unfairly in Rodgers' mind, Chic's music has sometimes been characterized as simplistic.
A white chandelier with crystals hanging from its branches adds simplistic elegance.
While left populists correctly diagnose society’s problems, their solutions are just as simplistic as those propagated by the right.
This more simplistic approach is part of the IOC’s deliberate attempt, (Agenda 2020), to encourage cities to host the Games in accordance with their specific agendas.
I was attracted to Moonlighting because the invoicing was simplistic.
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The facts of nature and of life are more apt to be complex than simple. Simplistic theories are generally one-sided and partial, wrote the American clergyman James Freeman Clarke in the 19th century, nicely illustrating the difference between plain, ordinary simple and the then-new adjective simplistic. Simplistic is generally synonymous with oversimplified, but we didn't have the verb oversimplify and its participle oversimplified until well into the 20th century. Simplistic is sometimes used in the neutral sense of "not complicated" (in which case it is synonymous with simple) but this borders on misuse-simplistic is generally understood to be pejorative.
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