Simpleton vs Simpleminded - What's the difference?

simpleton | simpleminded |


As a noun simpleton

is (pejorative) a simple person lacking common sense.

As an adjective simpleminded is

stupid.

simpleton

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (pejorative) A simple person lacking common sense.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 15 , author=Scott Tobias , title=Film: Reviews: The Dictator , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=Baron Cohen’s new creation (and the previous ones, too) has its roots in Groucho characters like Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding, Otis B. Driftwood, and Prof. Quincy Adams Wagstaff, and the concept of a pompous simpleton running a rogue nation has obvious parallels to Duck Soup’s Rufus T. Firefly, who leads the country of Fredonia to a needless and highly preventable war. }}
  • * 2001 — , Artemis Fowl , p 92
  • The stranger had crossed a sacred line. He had mentioned the men's mothers. Nothing could get him out of a beating now, even the fact that he was obviously a simpleton'. Albeit a ' simpleton with a good vocabulary.

    simpleminded

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • stupid