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. The Trump campaign:

    Certification by state officials is simply a procedural step, we are going to continue combatting election fraud around the country as we fight to count all the legal votes. Americans must be assured that the final results are fair and legitimate.

  2. John Schnatter:

    News reports attributing the use of inappropriate and hurtful language to me during a media training session regarding race are true, regardless of the context, I apologize.Simply stated, racism has no place in our society.

  3. Benjamin Lee Whorf:

    We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it.

  4. Kathleen Turner:

    I’ll be quite honest, which is my won't: I didn’t feel very welcomed by the cast. I remember I was wearing this difficult sequined gown — and my high heels were absolutely killing me. I found it odd that none of the actors thought to offer me a seat. Finally, it was one of the older crew members that said, ‘Get Miss Turner a chair.’ The‘Friends’actors were such a clique — but I don’t think my experience with them was unique. I think it was simply that they were such a tight little group that nobody from the outside mattered.

  5. Liang Hua:

    We simply have no channel of communication.

Images & Illustrations of simply

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