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It's stupid to have a simple-minded view.
Jeremy Paxman

Meaning of "simple-minded" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SIMPLE-MINDED

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SIMPLE-MINDED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Simple-Minded is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SIMPLE-MINDED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of simple-minded in the English dictionary

The definition of simple-minded in the dictionary is stupid; foolish; feeble-minded. Other definition of simple-minded is unsophisticated; artless.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SIMPLE-MINDED

simple harmonic motion
simple interest
simple machine
simple majority
simple microscope
simple ordering
simple pendulum
simple sentence
Simple Simon
simple tense
simple time
simple vows
simple-hearted
simple-mindedly
simple-mindedness
simpleness
simples!
simplesse
simpleton
simplex

WORDS THAT END LIKE SIMPLE-MINDED

absent-minded
bloody-minded
dirty-minded
double-minded
evil-minded
extended
fair-minded
liberal-minded
like-minded
long-winded
minded
narrow-minded
open-minded
right-minded
single-minded
small-minded
sober-minded
strong-minded
tough-minded
weak-minded
winded

Synonyms and antonyms of simple-minded in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SIMPLE-MINDED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «simple-minded» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of simple-minded

Translation of «simple-minded» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SIMPLE-MINDED

Find out the translation of simple-minded to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of simple-minded from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «simple-minded» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

笨笨
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ingenuo
570 millions of speakers

English

simple-minded
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भोला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قروي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

простодушный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

simplória
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সরলমনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

simplet
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mudah berfikiran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

einfältig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

無邪気な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

간단한 생각을 가진
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Prasaja-ati
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chân thật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எளிய எண்ணம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

साधा मनाचा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

safdil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

semplicione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

prostoduszny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

простодушний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

simplu -minded
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απλή - minded
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eenvoudige - minded
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

enfaldiga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

enfoldig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of simple-minded

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SIMPLE-MINDED»

The term «simple-minded» is regularly used and occupies the 88.867 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SIMPLE-MINDED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about simple-minded

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5 QUOTES WITH «SIMPLE-MINDED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word simple-minded.
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Dan Ariely
In terms of the actual curriculum for management education, my own view is very simple-minded: The world is incredibly complex, it changes all the time, and we should not even hope that we could create a general model that accurately describes the world in all its possible states.
2
Benjamin Hoff
As any old Taoist walking out of the woods can tell you, simple-minded does not necessarily mean stupid.
3
Jason Kilar
We're simple-minded, the team at Hulu, which is, we think if we can obsess over quality and build a better mousetrap, that good things will happen. Users will adopt the service, advertisers will see great value in it, and that's what we're seeing.
4
Jeremy Paxman
It's stupid to have a simple-minded view.
5
Charles Saatchi
I can't write. I can handle bits of simple-minded advert copy or a poster slogan, so answering questions is about all I'm good for.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SIMPLE-MINDED»

Discover the use of simple-minded in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to simple-minded and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Collected Works of Langston Hughes: Essays on art, race, ...
In the Chicago Defender columns concerning My Simple Minded Friend, I have developed this inner discussion into two characters: the this being me, and the that being Simple, or vice versa.37 We are both colored, American, and Harlemized ...
Langston Hughes, Arnold Rampersad, Dolan Hubbard, 2002
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Not So Simple: The "Simple" Stories by Langston Hughes
This reference to one of Simple's previous conversations reveals Hughes's intention to integrate Simple's ideas with his own, thereby installing the Simple Minded Friend as a regular feature in the column. Moreover, while adopting Simple's ...
Donna Akiba Sullivan Harper, Langston Hughes, 1995
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The Simple-Minded Manager: Cutting Through Your Work-Life Chaos
Take Control! The Simple-Minded Manager cuts through all the complexity and confusion of today's professional life. If you are a manager, or strive to be one, you need to manage you own success.
Forrest C. Greenslade, 2000
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Humbug!: The Skeptic's Field Guide to Spotting Fallacies in ...
Simple-Minded. Certitude. Other Terms and/or Related Concepts Intransigence; studied, wilful, implacable and/or indefatigable ignorance; "denial"; bovine complacency. Description Simple-minded certitude is the preferred descriptor in this ...
Theo Clark, 2005
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The Life of Langston Hughes: Volume II: 1914-1967, I Dream a ...
Naturally, God's against the Nazis.” “Who made the Nazis?” “Are you trying to blame Hitler on God?” “Who made Hitler?” “Well, who made him?” I asked. “God,” said my Simple Minded Friend. “Then He must have made him for some purpose.
Arnold Rampersad, 2001
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Toward Artificial Sapience: Principles and Methods for Wise ...
Notion 3 A simple-minded agent is a computational implementation of a sapient system that has defective capabilities or lacks some of them or fails in putting them properly into practice. In practice, stupid or simple-minded agents can be ...
Rene V. Mayorga, Leonid Perlovsky, 2007
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Open-Mindedness and Education
What was originally a manifestation of fair-mindedness is now said to be fair- minded itself. Perhaps a clearer case is simple-minded. An approach to a problem (i.e., one's activity) can properly be called simple-minded. Suppose, for example ...
William Hare, 1993
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Punch
Simple-minded Creditor. Unlimited port and sherry at the servants' table. Brats ( groans). Port and sherry ! 'Ock and champagne, bless you ! Simple-minded Creditor. Is it possible ! Brass. Lor ! The things I've secu in this family ! Why, no later ...
Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, 1855
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Simple Mindedness: In Defense of Naive Naturalism in the ...
The reason is that I reject the conception of mental states introduced by Fodor at the start (Essay 7, §7, Essay 8, §§3 and 7, Essay 9, §1), and I believe that a certain simple-minded realism is appropriate (see postscripts to Essay 2 and to Part 1) ...
Jennifer Hornsby, 1997
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Creativity in American Philosophy
Russell's tolerance for complex ideas was less than Whitehead's, who considered Russell "simple-minded." Russell considered Whitehead "muddle- headed." Paul Weiss has a high tolerance for complexity, and I tend to find him a little ...
Charles Hartshorne, 1984

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SIMPLE-MINDED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term simple-minded is used in the context of the following news items.
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'That's not racist or anything': Salon tells 'simple-minded' Bobby …
'I'm sold!' Relax, guys: Jack Black and pals just gave Iran Deal their blessing [video]. PC police. Watch your language! U. of NH deems the 'American' highly ... «Twitchy, Jul 15»
2
Bobby Jindal should just shut up: His simple-minded, dishonest …
You cannot defeat evil until you admit that it exists.” This statement is remarkably simpleminded and dishonest. In what sense has the White House failed to “tell ... «Salon, Jul 15»
3
Terminator Genisys review: Arnie is back, but his killer is creaky and …
... and strangely simple-minded. Thirty years on from James Cameron's sleek original The Terminator (1984), the new movie is desperate to prove its relevance. «The Independent, Jul 15»
4
Treasury has 'simple-minded alpha-male obsession with size' when …
The former leader of Norwich City Council has accused the Treasury of a “simple-minded alpha-male obsession with size” when it comes to pulling power away ... «Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, Jun 15»
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FIFA 16 Will Feature Women Soccer Stars for the First Time and …
(Pssst…we're assuming that the simple-minded dudes who are pissed off about FIFA 16 don't know about female CEOs so just play along). So EA Sports just ... «E! Online, May 15»
6
Simple-minded darkies”: Meet the white supremacist who's about to …
Ira Hansen, the Nevada Republican assemblyman slated to become the chamber's next speaker, has put forth a litany of white supremacist, misogynist and ... «Salon, Nov 14»
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Comment: Why Apple iPhones are for the simple-minded
It is with some resentment that I write this opinion piece. The editors asked for a follow-up to the recent blog I posted about the iPhone 6 after some readers wrote ... «The National, Nov 14»
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'Simple-minded' VP must now resign Mutsvangwa
“Any other politician with an iota of decency and integrity would have smelled the coffee and do the only right thing, which is to resign." - Mutsvangwa. A JUNIOR ... «New Zimbabwe.com, Oct 14»
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Joe Scarborough rips the simpleminded
A defiant Joe Scarborough on Friday railed against “partisan barkers” and “simple-minded people” who misinterpreted his comments on Israel and said that ... «Politico, Aug 14»
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Simple-minded people hurt NBA's reputation more than anything
Simple-minded people hurt NBA's reputation more than anything. Occasionally, you'll see a dud game or a dud ref. But a game that's nigh near impossible to call ... «NewsOK.com, Apr 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Simple-Minded [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/simple-minded>. Nov 2022 ».
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