Simple vs Simpleminded - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between simple and simpleminded
is that simple
is uncomplicated; taken by itself, with nothing added while simpleminded
As a noun simple
is (medicine) a preparation made from one plant, as opposed to something made from more than one plant.
As a verb simple
is (transitive|intransitive|archaic) to gather simples, ie, medicinal herbs.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Uncomplicated; taken by itself, with nothing added.
*:“[…] We are engaged in a great work, a treatise on our river fortifications, perhaps? But since when did army officers afford the luxury of amanuenses in this simple republic?”
*2001 , Sydney I. Landau, Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography , Cambridge University Press (ISBN 0-521-78512-X), page 167,
*:There is no simple way to define precisely a complex arrangement of parts, however homely the object may appear to be.
Without ornamentation; plain.
Free from duplicity; guileless, innocent, straightforward.
*:Full many fine men go upon my score, as simple as I stand here, and I trust them.
*(Lord Byron) (1788-1824)
*:Must thou trust Tradition's simple tongue?
*(Ralph Waldo Emerson) (1803-1882)
*:To be simple is to be great.
Undistinguished in social condition; of no special rank.
*1485 , (Thomas Malory), (w, Le Morte d'Arthur) , Book X:
*:‘That was a symple cause,’ seyde Sir Trystram, ‘for to sle a good knyght for seyynge well by his maystir.’
#(lb) Consisting of one single substance; uncompounded.
#(lb) Of a group: having no normal subgroup.
#(lb) Not compound, but possibly lobed.
#(lb) Consisting of a single individual or zooid; not compound.
(lb) Mere; not other than; being only.
*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
*:A medicinewhose simple touch / Is powerful to araise King Pepin.
* (consisting of a single part or aspect) onefold
* (having few parts or features) plain
* See also
* (having few parts or features) complex, compound, complicated
* (uncomplicated) subtle
* fee simple
* future simple
* past simple
* plain and simple
* present simple
* pure and simple
* simple beam
* simple connectivity
* simple contract
* simple dislocation
* simple equation
* simple extension
* simple eye
* simple fraction
* simple fracture
* simple fruit
* simple function
* simple future
* simple group
* simple harmonic motion
* simple interest
* simple leaf
* simple linear regression
* simple machine
* simple mastectomy
* simple microscope
* simple past
* simple pendulum
* simple pistil
* simple pole
* simple present
* simple protein
* simple regression
* simple sentence
* Simple Simon
* simple sugar
* simple syrup
* simple time
* simple trust
(medicine) A preparation made from one plant, as opposed to something made from more than one plant.
*:I know there are some simples , which in operation are moistening and some drying.
*Sir W. Temple
*:What virtue is in this remedy lies in the naked simple itself as it comes over from the Indies.
(obsolete) A term for a physician, derived from the medicinal term above.
(logic) A simple or atomic proposition.
(obsolete) Something not mixed or compounded.
*:compounded of many simples
(weaving) A drawloom.
(weaving) Part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom.
(Roman Catholic) A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.
(transitive, intransitive, archaic) To gather simples, ie, medicinal herbs.