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5 lacking in worldly wisdom or informed judgment
  • developers mistakenly thought that the local residents were simple people who would sell their land for practically nothing

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7 not having or showing an ability to absorb ideas readily
  • don't be so quick to characterize people who have trouble with computers as simple

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simple, foolish, silly, fatuous, asinine mean actually or apparently deficient in intelligence. simple implies a degree of intelligence inadequate to cope with anything complex or involving mental effort. considered people simple who had trouble with computers foolish implies the character of being or seeming unable to use judgment, discretion, or good sense. foolish stunts silly suggests failure to act as a rational being especially by ridiculous behavior. the silly antics of revelers fatuous implies foolishness, inanity, and disregard of reality. fatuous conspiracy theories asinine suggests utter and contemptible failure to use normal rationality or perception. an asinine plot

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The first known use of simple was in the 13th century

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“Simple.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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