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Princeton's WordNet

  1. simple-mindedadjective

    lacking subtlety and insight

    "a simple-minded argument"

  2. dim-witted, simple, simple-mindedadjective

    lacking mental capacity and subtlety


  1. simple-mindedadjective

    Lacking subtlety or sophistication

  2. simple-mindedadjective

    Lacking mental capacity; feeble-minded


  1. simple-minded

    Simple-minded refers to a person who is lacking in common sense or good judgment, often naive, or intellectually simplistic and undemanding. It can mean being easily fooled or manipulated due to lack of complexity or sophistication in thought.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Simple-mindedadjective

    artless; guileless; simple-hearted; undesigning; unsuspecting; devoid of duplicity

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of simple-minded in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of simple-minded in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of simple-minded in a Sentence

  1. Plato, _Phaedrus_:

    ...Then anyone who leaves behind him a written manual, and likewise anyone who receives it, in the belief that such writing will be clear and certain, must be exceedingly simple-minded...

  2. Kansas University David Frayer:

    Neanderthals are often thought of to be simple-minded mumbling, bumbling, stumbling fools, but the more we know about them the more sophisticated they've become.

  3. Stephen Breyer:

    This question may seem naive and simple-minded.

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