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According to Moore, while his mother was “rad,” his military father punished him for the simplest of transgressions.
The most profound truths are often the simplest ones, and Wallace was a genius at revealing the simplicity of profundity.
Methane (chemical formula CH4) is one of the simplest hydrocarbons, which literally means “containing hydrogen and carbon.”
One of the simplest sauces to prepare, its rich, sweet flavor never fails to satisfy.
(a) The simplest form is the Nonsense Story, as it may be justly called.
It was the simplest hymn, Hester thought, she had ever heard.
This, the simplest classification of Pine-wood, is not without exceptions.
The reply was of the simplest, and it was the end of argument.
He partook only of the simplest food, and of that sparingly.
c.1200, "free from duplicity, upright, guileless; blameless, innocently harmless," also "ignorant, uneducated; unsophisticated; simple-minded, foolish," from Old French simple (12c.) "plain, decent; friendly, sweet; naive, foolish, stupid," hence "wretched, miserable," from Latin simplus, variant of simplex "simple, uncompounded," literally "onefold" (see simplex). Sense of "free from pride, humble, meek" is mid-13c. As "consisting of only one substance or ingredient" (opposite of composite or compounded) it dates from late 14c.; as "easily done" (opposite of complicated) it dates from late 15c.
From mid-14c. as "unqualified; mere; sheer;" also "clear, straightforward; easily understood." From late 14c. as "single, individual; whole." From late 14c. of clothing, etc., "modest, plain, unadorned," and of food, "plain, not sumptuous." In medicine, of fractures, etc., "lacking complications," late 14c. As a law term, "lacking additional legal stipulations, unlimited," from mid-14c.
In Middle English with wider senses than recently, e.g. "inadequate, insufficient; weak, feeble; mere; few; sad, downcast; mournful; of little value; low in price; impoverished, destitute;" of hair, "straight, not curly." As noun, "an innocent or a guileless person; a humble or modest person" (late 14c.), also "an uncompounded substance." From c.1500 as "ignorant people."
A simpleton; a stupid person; klutz: Simps with mustaches are a menace to society/ I really thought it would be till death do us part. I was such a simp (1903+)