simpleminded

[sim-puhl-mahyn-did, -mahyn-]
adjective
1.
free of deceit or guile; artless or unsophisticated.
2.
lacking in mental acuteness or sense.
3.
mentally deficient.
Also, simple-minded.


Origin:
1735–45; simple + minded

simplemindedly, adverb
simplemindedness, noun


2, 3. stupid, foolish, slow, dull-witted, half-witted.
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