Definition of Simple-minded

1. Adjective. Lacking subtlety and insight. "A simple-minded argument"

Similar to: Naif, Naive
Derivative terms: Simplicity



2. Adjective. Lacking mental capacity and subtlety.
Exact synonyms: Dim-witted, Simple
Similar to: Retarded
Derivative terms: Simpleness, Simplicity

Definition of Simple-minded

1. Adjective. Lacking subtlety or sophistication ¹

2. Adjective. Lacking mental capacity; feeble-minded ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Simple-minded

1. Artless; guileless; simple-hearted; undesigning; unsuspecting; devoid of duplicity. Sim"ple-mindedness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Simple-minded

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simple-minded (current term)
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Literary usage of Simple-minded

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1. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"... honest juryman,' except his ' luck in always getting such easy causes to plead;' and this is very like what a simple-minded reader might say of Homer. ..."

2. Annals of the American Pulpit: Or, Commemorative Notices of Distinguished by William Buell Sprague (1861)
"Humble in his views as well u feelings, he desired а home where he might devote himself to the improvement and salvation of a plain, simple-minded, ..."

3. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical (1875)
"... for so doing, some may liken us to the simple-minded man in Hierocles, who exhibited a brick as a specimen of the house EXPLANATION OF PLATE CIX. FIG. ..."

4. Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Norfolk and Vicinity: Including by William S. Forrest (1853)
"Excitement—Anxiety to see the Old Hero— Patriotism—Surprise of the simple-minded—The Reception—Entertainment —Illumination—Portsmouth—Bonfires—Grand ..."

5. Things Chinese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1893)
"They are kind and simple-minded. 'A Mongol can only have one lawful wife, but he can keep concubines," the children of the latter ' are illegitimate, ..."

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