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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
    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. C. S. Lewis:

    Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.

  2. Ketanji Brown Jackson:

    Stated simply, the primary takeaway from the past 250 years of recorded American history is that Presidents are not kings.

  3. Susan Sontag:

    In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it.

  4. H.L. Mencken:

    I never lecture, not because I am shy or a bad speaker, but simply because I detest the sort of people who go to lectures and don't want to meet them.

  5. Ali Rezaian:

    My brother has always been a passionate storyteller, his stories went beyond stereotypes. While simply doing his job, he was taken without warning.

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