What does simply mean?

Definitions for simply
ˈsɪm plisim·p·ly

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. merely, simply, just, only, butadverb

    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, simplyadverb

    absolutely

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

  3. simplyadverb

    absolutely; altogether; really

    "we are simply broke"

  4. plainly, simplyadverb

    in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment

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

Wiktionary

  1. simplyadverb

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

  2. simplyadverb

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

  3. simplyadverb

    merely; solely.

    I was simply asking a question.

  4. simplyadverb

    absolutely, positively.

    That was a simply wonderful dessert.

  5. simplyadverb

    Frankly.

    Simply, he just fired you.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Simplyadverb

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

  2. Simplyadverb

    plainly; without art or subtlety

  3. Simplyadverb

    weakly; foolishly

Editors Contribution

  1. simplyadverb

    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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Paul Hokemeyer:

    Single peopleshouldn't look to simply survive the holidays, but rather, use the reflective time of the season to thrive.

  2. Chang Sea-jin:

    But second-generation and third-generation leaders do not have such legitimacy. They are simply born with 'golden spoons' in their mouths.

  3. Art Hogan:

    The financials are outperforming the broader index simply because they had underperformed it in the past four days.

  4. Anna Lappe:

    Hope doesn't come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It's simply a choice to take action.

  5. Wayne Dyer:

    The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.

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    a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    • A. allogamy
    • B. profaneness
    • C. calcaneus
    • D. exponent

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