- 1In a straightforward or plain manner: she spoke simply and from the heartMore example sentences
straightforwardly, directly; clearly, plainly, intelligibly, lucidly, unambiguouslyplainly, without adornment, without decoration, without ornament/ornamentation, without embellishment, soberly, unfussily, unelaborately, unostentatiously, without frills; severely, austerely, starkly, with restraint, monastically; classically, without clutterunpretentiously, modestly, naturally, quietly
- He pointed out simply and clearly that she had been a great player - and that she still was.
- Willis and Curry's ideas can in fact be expressed simply and clearly, but they never are.
- When British people farmed simply and ate plainly there was no need for organic produce.
- 2Merely; just: simply complete the application formMore example sentences
- Oh come on, Mr Graber, why not simply go straight to Ebay instead of fluffing around here.
- To continue the walk from the rock outcrops simply head straight on along the ridge.
- When the creatures slept, they simply lowered themselves straight to the ground.
- 2.1 [as submodifier] Absolutely; completely (used for emphasis): it makes Trevor simply furiousMore example sentences
- It is simply not true that young people are unwilling to volunteer, she added.
- Telling someone you love them is so not enough, you have to act in such a way to back that up else it simply isn't true.
- This is simply not true, as a quick look at his latest Spectator article will demonstrate.
- 2.2 [sentence adverb] Used to introduce a short summary of a situation: quite simply, some things have to be taughtMore example sentences
- Quite simply, it was about being fifteen but appealed to every jaded, cynical adult who saw it.
- The post-Holocaust poets also tend to be silent on the subject quite simply because it is too big.
- It is, quite simply, one of the best ever role-playing games created on any platform.