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simpleton Line breaks: simple|ton
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪmp(ə)lt(ə)n/

Definition of simpleton in English:


A foolish or gullible person: stop grinning at me like a simpleton
More example sentences
  • Is God a fool, a simpleton who can be fobbed off with an empty formula of words?
  • We would be deeply insulted if someone called us fools or simpletons should have sufficient pride not to insult ourselves by behaving in a manner that would warrant such epithets.
  • I hated my clansmen, hated them for being ignorant simpletons.
fool, nincompoop, dunce, dullard, ignoramus
informalidiot, imbecile, moron, cretin, halfwit, thicko, thickhead, nitwit, dope, dimwit, dumbo, dummy, donkey, stupid, stupe
British informaltwit, nit, numpty, twerp, clot, muggins, juggins, silly billy
Scottish informalnyaff, sumph, gowk
Irish informalgobdaw
North American informalsap, schmuck, lamer
British vulgar slangknobhead
North American vulgar slangasshat
See also fool


Mid 17th century: from simple, on the pattern of surnames derived from place names ending in -ton.

Words that rhyme with simpleton

Middleton • singleton

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