Meaning of SIMPLY in English
sim ‧ ply S1 W1 /ˈsɪmpli/ BrE AmE adverb
[ Word Family: noun : ↑ simplicity , ↑ simplification , ↑ simpleton ; adverb : ↑ simply , ↑ simplistically ; adjective : ↑ simple , ↑ simplistic ; verb : ↑ simplify ]
1 . used to emphasize what you are saying:
This work is simply not good enough.
He simply won’t accept the committee’s decision.
That would be simply wonderful!
It is quite simply the most ridiculous idea I’ve ever heard.
2 . only SYN just :
Some students lose marks simply because they don’t read the question properly.
It’s not simply a question of money.
What we need is not simply a smaller organization, but a more efficient one.
3 . used to emphasize how easy it is to do something:
Simply fill in the coupon and take it to your local store.
4 . if you say or explain something simply, you say it in a way that is easy for people to understand:
Try to express yourself more simply.
To put it simply, the tax cuts mean the average person will be about 3% better off.
5 . if you live simply, you live in a plain and ordinary way, without spending much money:
We had to live very simply on my father’s small salary.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012