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Line breaks: sim|plis¦tic
Pronunciation: /sɪmˈplɪstɪk

Definition of simplistic in English:


Treating complex issues and problems as if they were much simpler than they really are: simplistic solutions
More example sentences
  • That is not a threat; it is the reality of treating a complex issue in a very simplistic way.
  • It is simplistic to treat strategic choice just as the logical comparison of strategic options.
  • The research is an attempt to move away from simplistic polarisation and address the more complex issues.



Example sentences
  • Yet surely poetry in a world as richly diverse as ours need not be so rigidly and simplistically categorized.
  • However, teachers often interpret caring simplistically as solely creating positive interpersonal relationships.
  • An outsider might simplistically equate this action with a straightforward crackdown on democratic aspirations for political freedom.

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