Meaning of SIMPLY in English

SIMPLY

adv.

Pronunciation: ' sim-pl ē , for 1 also -p ə -l ē

Function: adverb

Date: 14th century

1 a : without ambiguity : CLEARLY b : without embellishment : PLAINLY c : DIRECTLY , CANDIDLY

2 a : SOLELY , MERELY <eats simply to keep alive> < simply cleaned it up and went to bed ― Garrison Keillor> b : REALLY , LITERALLY <the concert was simply marvelous> ― often used as an intensive < simply crawling with geniuses ― F. Scott Fitzgerald>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.