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Definition of "simple-minded" [sim•ple-mind•ed]

  • Lacking in subtlety or sophistication; artless or naive: a simple-minded horror movie; simple-minded generalizations. (adjective)
  • Stupid or silly; foolish. (adjective)
  • Mentally impaired. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "simple-minded" in a sentence
  • "Newsweek described him as “fighting mad,” tired of “being characterized as a simple-minded has-been.”"
  • "That raising children is old-fashioned and simple-minded."
  • "A simple-minded target, easily over-taken and dominated."