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. Colleen Lynn:

    There is simply no need for pit bulls, rescued or otherwise, to be utilized as service dogs for people with disabilities.

  2. Joseph Brodsky:

    In the works of the better poets you get the sensation that they're not talking to people any more, or to some seraphical creature. What they're doing is simply talking back to the language itself --as beauty, sensuality, wisdom, irony --those aspects of language of which the poet is a clear mirror. Poetry is not an art or a branch of art, it's something more. If what distinguishes us from other species is speech, then poetry, which is the supreme linguistic operation, is our anthropological, indeed genetic, goal. Anyone who regards poetry as an entertainment, as a read, commits an anthropological crime, in the first place, against himself.

  3. Ivanka Trump:

    We are modernizing federal hiring to find candidates with the relevant competencies and knowledge, rather than simply recruiting based on degree requirements, we encourage employers everywhere to take a look at their hiring practices and think critically about how initiatives like these can help diversify and strengthen their workforce.

  4. Abdel Nour:

    On the first day, there were still Hezbollah flags there. Then somebody told them simply just to change to Syrian flags rather than withdrawing to trick everybody.

  5. Kellan Baker:

    Health disparities like poverty feed off established social and economic structures that determine the distribution of power and resources. What’s worse, inequality turns diversity into disparity. For someone who belongs to multiple communities that experience health disparities, these disparities do not simply add up: They multiply.

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