Adjective "Simple" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈsɪmp(ə)l/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Easily understood or done; presenting no difficulty.
  1. 'camcorders are now so simple to operate'
  2. 'It's a solution so simple and elegant it's hard to believe someone hasn't thought of it sooner.'
  3. 'The language used by the insurance broker should be simple and easily understood by the man on the street.'
  4. 'Who would have ever invented such a complicated way of presenting something so simple?'
  5. 'The solution to all this complexity cannot be more complexity; we must find a more elegant and simple solution.'
  6. 'The first five steps are really very simple and can easily avert a potential disaster.'
  7. 'Independence in Europe was not presented in simple constitutionalist terms but in policy-relevant terms.'
  8. 'The order should be expressed in simple terms, easily understood even by those who, like the appellant, are not very bright.'
  9. 'Fingerprints are different: they are simple to use and easily checked.'
  10. 'Why would Hersh write something so easily disproved by simple access to the source document?'
  11. 'The key lies in understanding what causes miliaria and following the simple steps to prevent it.'
  12. 'All the fundamental paradoxes are true for one simple reason: they are truths.'
  13. 'At any other time she would have done the exact same, made an excuse as to why she didn't make him apologise, when in truth the reason was quite simple.'
  14. 'The simple truth is that we can't have it all all the time.'
  15. 'Why in the world could not the Senate agree to that rather straightforward, simple statement?'
  16. 'This simple truth lies at the core of the need for fair and rational government regulation of industry.'
  17. 'But matters pertaining to the Korean peninsula are rarely simple and straightforward.'
  18. 'The whole thing was shaping up to be a rather simple, straightforward affair.'
  19. 'The simple truth is, soaps are like a comfy old pair of slippers; warming and familiar, always there for you when you get home from work.'
  20. 'And no one knows how many children in our schools are there illegally for a simple reason.'
  21. 'The ‘eye’ could not see any of the bombings for the simple reason that tall buildings block it.'
Plain, basic, or uncomplicated in form, nature, or design; without much decoration or ornamentation.
  1. 'the house is furnished in a simple country style'
  2. 'The dashboard is clean and simple in design, with all the instruments in a single binnacle directly in front of the driver.'
  3. 'In fact, until recently, it has long been considered that the greenback dollar was a defective note, so simple in design that it was easy to fake.'
  4. 'Cabin design is simple and modern, and finished in good quality materials.'
  5. 'Learn how to create a cross between a quilt and a pillow using simple patchwork designs.'
  6. 'True to its period, it has a simple design and is built of stone, with most of the house covered in gleaming white harling.'
  7. 'But the move from simple designs to the elaborate portraits was a long process.'
  8. 'The kitchen and bathroom are stark white, very simple and linear, but it creates a nice balance.'
  9. 'It was a ship of classic, simple design, like a flattened salmon, twenty yards long, very clean, very sleek.'
  10. 'The entire layout is extremely basic and simple, designed to allow gamers to get in and out quickly.'
  11. 'The other features a modern look with simple designs in black white and silver.'
  12. 'They lived a similar humble and simple life, before both being assassinated by the British Royal Family.'
  13. 'She was so simple and unpretentious that most people who met her had no idea of the depth of her inner life.'
  14. 'He was a quiet unassuming man with simple tastes and was dedicated to his greyhounds and track.'
  15. 'Live a simple and a temperate life, that you may give all your powers to your profession.'
  16. 'We're quiet, simple folk here, show some respect will you?'
  17. 'Life at the monastery is simple, with a handful of monks beginning each day with prayers and meditation.'
  18. 'He has called on a simple and humble life, following the traditions of the Franciscan Order.'
  19. 'There is something mysterious about the depiction of a simple, humble home.'
  20. 'Despite their riches, the inhabitants of Madhapura are unassuming and lead a simple lifestyle.'
Composed of a single element; not compound.
  1. 'That way you can upgrade your patient's break from a simple to a compound fracture and claim more money from the insurance company.'
  2. 'Leech is, however, best known for the Leech lattice which gives rise to three sporadic simple groups.'
  3. 'A finite sporadic simple group is a finite simple group which is not a member of one of the standard infinite families.'
  4. 'This axis comprised successive nodes, each having a simple leaf, separated by internodes of variable length.'
  5. 'Photograph by Allan Mills of a rectangular grid of lines on a white board, taken using a simple convex lens.'
  6. 'Painters like Vermeer traced images from convex mirrors and simple lenses - thus the hand in the camera.'
  7. 'Traditionally, the simple future tense is will or shall followed by the infinitive: will follow.'
  8. 'The lender would then sue and only be entitled to simple interest on the judgment.'
  9. 'The interest rolls up in the units you buy, so you actually get capital gain on your units rather than simple interest.'
Of very low intelligence.

    noun

    A medicinal herb, or a medicine made from one.
    1. 'Tia Aria showed me the garden where herbs medicinal and herbs amatory went into the making of her famous simples.'
    2. 'By all means, start by sampling some simples and get familiar with the various teas.'
    3. 'Won't you come back to Wittenberg and heal the sick with your drugs and simples as you did before?'

    exclamation

    Used to convey that something is very straightforward.
    1. 'If he closes only half the quangos, then statistically, although he'll half upset both quango likers and haters, he stands the best chance of maximising votes — simple!'
    2. 'If the price is reduced, I buy more. Simple.'
    3. 'You'll notice my daily numbers and annual averages don't match. Simple — this site took three months to really get rolling.'
    4. 'They provide us with good service and they deserve to get paid for it. Simple!'
    5. 'It's your newsletter, so send in your caving news — simple!'

    Definitions

    1. easy to understand, deal with, use, etc.: a simple matter; simple tools.

    2. not elaborate or artificial; plain: a simple style.

    3. not ornate or luxurious; unadorned: a simple gown.

    4. unaffected; unassuming; modest: a simple manner.

    5. not complicated: a simple design.

    6. not complex or compound; single.

    7. occurring or considered alone; mere; bare: the simple truth; a simple fact.

    8. free of deceit or guile; sincere; unconditional: a f

    More examples(as adjective)

    "rewards can be simple such as things."

    "realities can be simple in countries."

    "organisations can be simple as things."

    "managements can be simple in places."

    "managements can be simple in abattoirs."

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    Origin

    Middle English: from Old French, from Latin simplus. The noun sense (mid 16th century) originally referred to a medicine made from one constituent, especially from one plant.