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Definitions of simply

  1. in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment; "she was dressed plainly"; "they lived very simply" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. absolutely; altogether; really; "we are simply broke" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. absolutely; "I just can't take it anymore"; "he was just grand as Romeo"; "it's simply beautiful!" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. In a simple manner or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; along; merely; solely; barely. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Plainly; without art or subtlety. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. In a plain, unaffected manner; clearly; only; merely; artlessly; foolishly or weakly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. In a simple manner: artlessly: foolishly: weakly: plainly: considered by itself: alone: merely: solely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. In a simple manner; by itself; merely; weakly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. In a simple manner; without art; plainly; of itself; merely. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. See simple. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for simply

  1. It simply could not be, you would say. – Sweethearts at Home by S. R. Crockett
  2. Perhaps nothing more simply brings home the fact that they are no longer with us. – The Romance of Zion Chapel [3d ed.] by Richard Le Gallienne
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