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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sim-plis-tik]
    • /sɪmˈplɪs tɪk/
    • /sɪmˈplɪs.tɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sim-plis-tik]
    • /sɪmˈplɪs tɪk/

Definitions of simplistic word

  • adjective simplistic characterized by extreme simplism; oversimplified: a simplistic notion of good and bad. 1
  • adjective simplistic oversimplified 1
  • adjective simplistic A simplistic view or interpretation of something makes it seem much simpler than it really is. 0
  • adjective simplistic characterized by extreme simplicity; naive 0
  • adjective simplistic oversimplifying complex problems; making unrealistically simple judgments or analyses 0
  • adjective simplistic making complex problems unrealistically simple; oversimplifying or oversimplified 0

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Origin of simplistic

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60; simple + -istic

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Parts of speech for Simplistic


simplistic popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for simplistic

adjective simplistic

  • facile — moving, acting, working, proceeding, etc., with ease, sometimes with superficiality: facile fingers; a facile mind.
  • glib — readily fluent, often thoughtlessly, superficially, or insincerely so: a glib talker; glib answers.
  • jejune — without interest or significance; dull; insipid: a jejune novel.

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