Synonyms for simple

Synonyms for (noun) simple

Synonyms: simple, simpleton

Definition: a person lacking intelligence or common sense

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do


Synonyms: simple

Definition: any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties

Similar words: herb, herbaceous plant

Definition: a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

Synonyms for (adjective) simple

Synonyms: simple, elementary, unproblematic, uncomplicated

Definition: easy and not involved or complicated

Usage: an elementary problem in statistics; elementary, my dear Watson; a simple game; found an uncomplicated solution to the problem

Similar words: easy

Definition: posing no difficulty; requiring little effort

Usage: an easy job; an easy problem; an easy victory; the house is easy to heat; satisfied with easy answers; took the easy way out of his dilemma


Synonyms: simple, mere, bare

Definition: apart from anything else; without additions or modifications

Usage: only the bare facts; shocked by the mere idea; the simple passage of time was enough; the simple truth

Similar words: plain

Definition: not elaborate or elaborated; simple

Usage: plain food; stuck to the plain facts; a plain blue suit; a plain rectangular brick building


Synonyms: simple

Definition: unornamented

Usage: a simple country schoolhouse; her black dress--simple to austerity

Similar words: plain

Definition: not elaborate or elaborated; simple

Usage: plain food; stuck to the plain facts; a plain blue suit; a plain rectangular brick building


Synonyms: dim-witted, simple, simple-minded

Definition: lacking mental capacity and subtlety

Similar words: retarded

Definition: relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development

Usage: providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded


Synonyms: unsubdivided, simple

Definition: (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions

Similar words: needle-shaped, acerate, acerose, acicular

Definition: narrow and long and pointed; as pine leaves


Similar words: acuminate

Definition: (of a leaf shape) narrowing to a slender point


Similar words: apiculate

Definition: (of a leaf shape) having a short sharply pointed tip


Similar words: caudate

Definition: (of a leaf shape) tapering gradually into a long taillike tip


Similar words: cordate, cordiform, heart-shaped

Definition: (of a leaf) shaped like a heart


Similar words: wedge-shaped, cuneate

Definition: (of a leaf shape) narrowly triangular, wider at the apex and tapering toward the base


Similar words: deltoid

Definition: triangular or suggesting a capital delta, with a point at the apex


Similar words: dolabrate, dolabriform

Definition: having the shape of the head of an ax or cleaver


Similar words: elliptic

Definition: (of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse


Similar words: ensiform, bladelike, sword-shaped, swordlike

Definition: shaped like a sword blade

Usage: the iris has an ensiform leaf


Similar words: hastate, spearhead-shaped

Definition: (of a leaf shape) like a spear point, with flaring pointed lobes at the base


Similar words: lancelike, lanceolate

Definition: (of a leaf shape) shaped like a lance head; narrow and tapering to a pointed apex


Similar words: linear, elongate

Definition: (of a leaf shape) long and narrow


Similar words: lyrate

Definition: (of a leaf shape) having curvature suggestive of a lyre


Similar words: needled

Definition: of trees whose leaves are acerate


Similar words: two-needled

Definition: (of conifers) having two needles


Similar words: three-needled

Definition: (of conifers) having three needles


Similar words: four-needled

Definition: (of conifers) having four needles


Similar words: five-needled

Definition: (of conifers) having five needles


Similar words: obtuse

Definition: (of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex


Similar words: oblanceolate

Definition: (of a leaf shape) having a broad rounded apex and a tapering base


Similar words: oblong

Definition: (of a leaf shape) having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides


Similar words: obovate

Definition: (of a leaf shape) egg-shaped with the narrower end at the base


Similar words: orbicular, orbiculate

Definition: circular or nearly circular


Similar words: ovate

Definition: of a leaf shape; egg-shaped with the broader end at the base


Similar words: pandurate, panduriform, fiddle-shaped

Definition: (of a leaf shape) having rounded ends and a contracted center


Similar words: peltate, shield-shaped

Definition: (of a leaf shape) round, with the stem attached near the center of the lower surface rather than the margin (as a nasturtium leaf for example)


Similar words: perfoliate

Definition: (of a leaf) having the base united around (and apparently pierced by) the stem


Similar words: reniform, kidney-shaped

Definition: (of a leaf or bean shape) resembling the shape of kidney


Similar words: sagittate, sagittiform, arrow-shaped

Definition: (of a leaf shape) like an arrow head without flaring base lobes


Similar words: spatula-shaped, spatulate

Definition: (of a leaf shape) having a broad rounded apex and a narrow base


Similar words: unlobed

Definition: without lobes


Synonyms: simple

Definition: having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved

Usage: a simple problem; simple mechanisms; a simple design; a simple substance

Similar words: simplex

Definition: having only one part or element

Usage: a simplex word has no affixes and is not part of a compound--like `boy' compared with `boyish' or `house' compared with `houseboat'


Similar words: simplistic

Definition: characterized by extreme and often misleading simplicity

Usage: a simplistic theory of the universe; simplistic arguments of the ruling party


Similar words: unanalyzable, undecomposable

Definition: representing the furthest possible extent of analysis or division into parts

Usage: a feeling is a simple and undecomposable mental state- G.S.Brett; this weight of evidence is something mystical and unanalyzable-M.R.Cohen


Similar words: uncomplicated, unsophisticated

Definition: lacking complexity

Usage: small and uncomplicated cars for those really interested in motoring; an unsophisticated machine


Synonyms: dewy-eyed, simple, round-eyed, wide-eyed, childlike

Definition: exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity

Usage: childlike trust; dewy-eyed innocence; listened in round-eyed wonder

Similar words: naif, naive

Definition: marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience

Usage: a teenager's naive ignorance of life; the naive assumption that things can only get better; this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances