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simpleminded

[sim-puh l-mahyn-did, -mahyn-] /ˈsɪm pəlˈmaɪn dɪd, -ˌmaɪn-/
adjective
1.
free of deceit or guile; artless or unsophisticated.
2.
lacking in mental acuteness or sense.
3.
mentally deficient.
Also, simple-minded.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; simple + minded
Related forms
simplemindedly, adverb
simplemindedness, noun
Synonyms
2, 3. stupid, foolish, slow, dull-witted, half-witted.
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British Dictionary definitions for simple-minded

simple-minded

adjective
1.
stupid; foolish; feeble-minded
2.
unsophisticated; artless
Derived Forms
simple-mindedly, adverb
simple-mindedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for simple-minded
adj.

1744, from simple (adj.) + minded. Related: Simple-mindedly; simple-mindedness.

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