Definition of simply in English:


Line breaks: sim¦ply
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪmpli


  • 2Merely; just: simply complete the application form
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    • 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.
    merely, just, purely, solely, only, for no other reason
  • 2.1 [as submodifier] Absolutely; completely (used for emphasis): it makes Trevor simply furious
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    • 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.
    utterly, absolutely, completely, positively, really, totally
    informal plain, plumb
  • 2.2 [sentence adverb] Used to introduce a short summary of a situation: quite simply, some things have to be taught
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    • 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.

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