What does simply mean?

Definitions for simply
ˈsɪm plisim·ply

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word simply.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. merely, simply, just, only, but(adverb)

    and nothing more

    "I was merely asking"; "it is simply a matter of time"; "just a scratch"; "he was only a child"; "hopes that last but a moment"

  2. just, simply(adverb)

    absolutely

    "I just can't take it anymore"; "he was just grand as Romeo"; "it's simply beautiful!"

  3. simply(adverb)

    absolutely; altogether; really

    "we are simply broke"

  4. plainly, simply(adverb)

    in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment

    "she was dressed plainly"; "they lived very simply"

Wiktionary

  1. simply(Adverb)

    In a simple way or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; alone

  2. simply(Adverb)

    Plainly; without art or subtlety; clearly; obviously; unquestionably.

  3. simply(Adverb)

    merely; solely.

    I was simply asking a question.

  4. simply(Adverb)

    absolutely, positively.

    That was a simply wonderful dessert.

  5. simply(Adverb)

    Frankly.

    Simply, he just fired you.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Simply(adverb)

    in a simple manner or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; along; merely; solely; barely

  2. Simply(adverb)

    plainly; without art or subtlety

  3. Simply(adverb)

    weakly; foolishly

Editors Contribution

  1. simply

    In a simple way or manner.

    The systems were defined and created simply to ensure optimum efficiency.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'simply' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #533

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'simply' in Written Corpus Frequency: #823

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'simply' in Adverbs Frequency: #74

How to pronounce simply?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say simply in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of simply in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of simply in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of simply in a Sentence

  1. Nihad Awad:

    This is outrageous coming from someone who wants to assume the highest office in the land. It is reckless and simply un-American. Donald Trump sounds more like a leader of a lynch mob than a great nation like ours.

  2. Judge Kang Seong-soo:

    The defendants are well-known celebrities and friends, but the chat they've had showed that they simply considered women as objects of sexual pleasure, and committed crimes that were extremely serious, strict punishment is inevitable as the damage inflicted has not properly been recovered and the victims demand harsh penalties.

  3. Petro Poroshenko:

    You simply can't imagine how important it is for me. This is the first night when I don't have neither lost nor wounded Ukrainian soldiers. When we don't have any lost or wounded civilians.

  4. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson:

    This is not the time simply to end the lockdown, instead we are taking the first careful steps to modify our measures.

  5. Daniel Yergin:

    I think they will not cooperate. They (Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan) are typical non-OPEC countries who simply produce at a maximum they can.

Images & Illustrations of simply

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