What does simpleton mean?

Definitions for simpletonˈsɪm pəl tən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. simpleton, simple(noun)

    a person lacking intelligence or common sense


  1. simpleton(Noun)

    A simple person lacking common sense.

  2. Origin: simple + -ton (as in a surname). Abbreviation of simple Tony or Anthony (Grose 1811 Dictionary). Compare simplet, semplicione.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Simpleton(noun)

    a person of weak intellect; a silly person

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. simplet, It. semplicione.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of simpleton in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of simpleton in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. W. Wirt:

    He is a great simpleton who imagines that the chief power of wealth is to supply wants. In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it creates more wants than it supplies.

  2. La Bruy?re:

    It is the character of a simpleton to be a bore. A man of sense sees at once whether he is welcome or tiresome; he knows to withdraw the moment that precedes that in which he would be in the least in the way.

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