Definition of Oversimple

1. Adjective. Excessively simple, especially so because of the exclusion of necessary complexity. ¹



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Definition of Oversimple

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Oversimple

overshopped
overshopping
overshops
overshorten
overshortened
overshortening
overshortens
overshot
overshots
oversick
overside
oversides
oversight
oversightly
oversights
oversimple (current term)
oversimplification
oversimplifications
oversimplified
oversimplifier
oversimplifiers
oversimplifies
oversimplify
oversimplifying
oversimplistic
oversimplistically
oversimply
oversing
oversings
oversit

Literary usage of Oversimple

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1914)
"... or any large portion of, cases of mania will be found to have oversimple thalami. I assume that it is, or will be some day, sufficiently proved that a ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... any of the phrases—an oversimple recommendation that, if applied consistently, would make nonsense out of many sentences in which the phrases are used. ..."

3. Value and Distribution: A Critical and Constructive Study by Herbert Joseph Davenport (1908)
"It is possible that a change in point of view may aid in the solution of this not oversimple and very important problem. Suppose the only products in ..."

4. Value and Distribution: A Critical and Constructive Study by Herbert Joseph Davenport (1907)
"It is possible that a change in point of view may aid in the solution of this not oversimple and very important problem. Suppose the only products in ..."

5. The Kingdom of Evils: Psychiatric Social Work Presented in One Hundred Case by Elmer Ernest Southard, Mary Cromwell Jarrett (1922)
"Pilfering might on an oversimple schematic basis be regarded as a sort of overdevelopment of the acquisitive instinct. The acquisitive instinct might stand ..."

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