Meaning of SIMPLY in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈsim-plē, for 1 also ]

-pə-lē adverb

Date: 14th century


a. : without ambiguity : clearly

b. : without embellishment : plainly

c. : directly , candidly


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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.