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He is a great simpleton who imagines that the chief power of wealth is to supply wants. In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it creates more wants than it supplies.
William Wirt

Meaning of "simpleton" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SIMPLETON

simpleton  [ˈsɪmpəltən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SIMPLETON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Simpleton is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SIMPLETON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Simpleton

Simpleton may refer to: ▪ Simpleton, a generic character in folklore ▪ Simpleton, 1990s Jamaican reggae artist ▪ The Simpleton, Alexei Pisemsky's debut novel...

Definition of simpleton in the English dictionary

The definition of simpleton in the dictionary is a foolish or ignorant person.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SIMPLETON


Appleton
ˈæpəltən
Bolton
ˈbəʊltən
Carlton
ˈkɑːltən
dalton
ˈdɔːltən
doubleton
ˈdʌbəltən
Elton
ˈɛltən
Fulton
ˈfʊltən
Gestalten
ɡəˈʃtɑːltən
Hamilton
ˈhæməltən
Hilton
ˈhɪltən
Jesselton
ˈdʒɛsəltən
Lyttelton
ˈlɪtəltən
Middleton
ˈmɪdəltən
Milton
ˈmɪltən
Shackleton
ˈʃækəltən
singleton
ˈsɪŋɡəltən
subaltern
ˈsʌbəltən
sultan
ˈsʌltən
Walton
ˈwɔːltən
Wilton
ˈwɪltən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SIMPLETON

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-minded
simple-mindedly
simple-mindedness
simpleness
simples!
simplesse
simplex

WORDS THAT END LIKE SIMPLETON

appendicular skeleton
axial skeleton
Beeton
beton
Breton
chondroskeleton
cytoskeleton
demeton
endoskeleton
exoskeleton
family skeleton
feuilleton
jeton
magneton
phaeton
potamogeton
Princeton
reggaeton
Seton
skeleton

Synonyms and antonyms of simpleton in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SIMPLETON»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «simpleton» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of simpleton
berk · blockhead · bogan · booby · charlie · chump · coot · dickhead · dipstick · divvy · dolt · doofus · dope · dork · dullard · dumb-ass · dunce · dweeb · eejit · fathead · fool · fuckwit · geek · gobshite · gonzo · goose · greenhorn · halfwit · idiot · imbecile · jackass · jerk · moron · nincompoop · ninny · nitwit · numpty · oaf · plank · putz · schmuck · Simple Simon · thicko · twit · wally · weenie

Translation of «simpleton» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SIMPLETON

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

Translator English - Chinese

傻瓜
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

simplón
570 millions of speakers

English

simpleton
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनाड़ी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مغفل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

простак
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

simplório
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বোকা লোক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

niais
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Simpleton
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Simpel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

愚か者
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바보
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gampang banget
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người dại khờ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மூடன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सरळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

avanak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sempliciotto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

prostak
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

простак
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

naiv
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αφελή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onnozele
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

simpleton
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

enfoldig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of simpleton

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SIMPLETON»

The term «simpleton» is regularly used and occupies the 93.276 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SIMPLETON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about simpleton

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QUOTES WITH «SIMPLETON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word simpleton.
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William Wirt
He is a great simpleton who imagines that the chief power of wealth is to supply wants. In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it creates more wants than it supplies.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SIMPLETON»

Discover the use of simpleton in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to simpleton and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Adventures of a Simpleton
Simplex starts out in life as innocent as any child - even more so.
Hans Jakob Christoph von Grimmelshausen, 2002
2
Simpleton The
SIMPLETON: White. HEROINE: And the chalk is black. That is the truth. Sign the sentence, your majesty. I am tired. And burn me. I am cold. You burned, too, didn't you Simpleton? (Simpleton barely nods) I knew that we would be together.
Sergei Kokovkin, John Freedman, 2013
3
The Complex Simpleton
It is an idea that even the most common individual has the most complete thought. There is every type of emotion shown by a simple county boy and told in a fashion that other simple people can relate to.
Kai Jokela, 2011
4
Plays Extravagant: Too True to be Good, The Simpleton of the ...
Too True to be Good, The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles, The Millionairess Dan Laurence, George Bernard Shaw. THE SIMPLETON OF THE UNEXPECTED ISLES: A VISION OF JUDGMENT with Preface on Days of Judgment THE ...
Dan Laurence, George Bernard Shaw, 1991
5
A Simpleton: A Story of the Day
HARPER'S POPULAR EDITIONS. A SIMPLETON. A Story of the Day. 8vo, Paper, 50 cents ; Cloth, $1 00. THE WANDERING HEIR. Illustrated 8vo, Paper, 25 cents ; Cloth, 60 cents. A TERRIBLE TEMPTATION. Illustrated 8vo, Paper, 50 cents; ...
Charles Reade, 1873
6
The Conceited Humours of Simpleton the Smith, a Theatrical ...
Robert COX (Comedian.), afterwards HALLIWELL-PHILLIPPS HALLIWELL ( James Orchard). Work—man too, but I could never yet forge or hammer out means enough to satisfie the insatiate gut of my Sou Simpleton, he hath a Stomach may ...
Robert COX (Comedian.), afterwards HALLIWELL-PHILLIPPS HALLIWELL (James Orchard), 1860
7
Ludwig the Simpleton:
He is a naïve young man, who, unsurprisingly, gets his share from the abusive society around him. Ludwig represent you -- us. And this is our story. Ludwig the Simpleton is a delightful read, which throws the reality back at us.
Burak Senel, 2013
8
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
And now one brother went to the right, and the other to the left, and they mocked Simpleton, who was forced to stay where the third feather had fallen. He sat down and was sad, then all at once he saw that there was a trap-door close by the ...
Brothers Grimm, 2009
9
The Grotowski Sourcebook
Reminders for the audience, but chiefly, and increasingly in earnest, for the Simpleton. For instance. Simon Peter calls up the scene of the piercing of Christ's side on the Cross by suddenly exclaiming: "And I saw water flowing from the right  ...
Lisa Wolford, Richard Schechner, 2001
10
Folktales for Life's Journey
During the meal, The Sophisticate and The Simpleton began to converse, and The Sophisticate began to present his argument that there was no king. “I myself have seen the king”, replied The Simpleton. The Sophisticate laughed. “Are you ...
Rabbi Shmuel Yosef Kaplan, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SIMPLETON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term simpleton is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Bajrangi Bhaijaan box office collection: Salman Khan's simpleton
There is something about a Salman Khan film which attracts audience like a moth to fire. Other than Salman Khan's super stardom, his films generally connect ... «Bollywood Life, Jul 15»
2
Adoor Gopalakrishnan: Gajendra Chauhan a Simpleton, Should Quit
"He is a simpleton. He doesn't even understand why the students are protesting. I have nothing against him. But FTIIs need people who can inspire the students. «NDTV, Jul 15»
3
Village simpleton Siddharth rediscovers past
Common man's actor Siddharth Jadhav will play a goofy village man whose life is changed forever after a discovery, in his next movie 'Dholki,' according to a ... «Times of India, Jun 15»
4
Great Lake Swimmers, Weather Station, Simpleton & Cityfolk
Toronto's Tamara Lindeman set up shop just outside of Paris to record Loyalty (Paradise of Bachelors), the impressive third album from her solo project the ... «Chicago Reader, Jun 15»
5
"I couldn't play a simpleton called Gaurav, it had to be Gabbar …
(laughs) I couldn't have just played a simpleton called Gaurav, No!! It had to be Gabbar (laughs). In all honesty, as daunting as it was and still is if I may add, my ... «Bollywood Hungama, May 15»
6
Labour candidate: People who fly England flags are 'simpletons and …
... buy an England flag for half price in WH Smith, Oxford, to answer with the phrase: 'Since I am neither a simpleton nor a casual racist I must decline your offer'. «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»
7
Labour Candidate Called People Who Fly England Flags …
A Labour Party parliamentary candidate called people who fly England flags “simpletons” and “casual racists” and called for their cars to be damaged. «Breitbart News, Apr 15»
8
Carson is no 'simpleton'
Labeling a renowned neurosurgeon and some of these deep thinkers, even if he disagrees with them, as "simpletons" is unacceptably dismissive. It especially ... «Baltimore Sun, Feb 15»
9
The art of war as explained by a simpleton
Call it Simplicius Simplicissimus or The Adventures of a Simpleton – H.J.C. von Grimmelshausen's picaresque novel of the Thirty Years War is the godfather of ... «Scholars and Rogues, Feb 15»
10
Marty Morrissey takes to the stage at Gaiety to play simpleton farmer …
Marty Morrissey takes to the stage at Gaiety to play simpleton farmer with a bad ... role, which saw him play a simpleton farmer with a rather bad scratching habit. «Irish Independent, Jan 15»

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