Meaning of SIMPLY in English


/sim"plee/ , adv.

1. in a simple manner; clearly and easily.

2. plainly; unaffectedly.

3. sincerely; artlessly: to speak simply as a child.

4. merely; only: It is simply a cold.

5. unwisely; foolishly: If you behave simply toward him, you're bound to be betrayed.

6. wholly; absolutely: simply irresistible.

[ 1250-1300; ME simpleliche. See SIMPLE, -LY ]

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