the simple life

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the simple life

used to refer to a manner of living in which a person does not own many things or use many modern machines and usually lives in the countryside
  • He lives in a small cabin and enjoys the simple life.

Word by Word Definitions

simple play
  1. : free from guile : innocent

  2. : free from vanity : modest

  3. : free from ostentation or display

  1. : a person of humble birth : commoner

  2. : a rude or credulous person : ignoramus

  3. : a mentally retarded person

life play
  1. : the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

  2. : a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

  3. : an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. : of or relating to animate being

  2. : lifelong

  3. : using a living model


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