Meaning of SIMPLY in English


/ ˈsɪmpli; NAmE / adverb


used to emphasize how easy or basic sth is

SYN just :

Simply add hot water and stir.

The runway is simply a strip of grass.

Fame is often simply a matter of being in the right place at the right time.

You can enjoy all the water sports, or simply lie on the beach.


used to emphasize a statement

SYN absolutely :

You simply must see the play.

The view is simply wonderful!

That is simply not true!

I haven't seen her for simply ages.


in a way that is easy to understand :

The book explains grammar simply and clearly.

Anyway, to put it simply , we still owe them £2 000.


in a way that is natural and plain :

The rooms are simply furnished.

They live simply (= they do not spend much money) .


used to introduce a summary or an explanation of sth that you have just said or done :

I don't want to be rude, it's simply that we have to be careful who we give this information to.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.