simply - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    used for emphasizing that what you are saying is nothing more than what you say it is

    The reason we didn’t come was simply because of the rain.

    quite simply:

    This is, quite simply, the best small car on the road today.

  2. 2
    in a way that is not complicated or confusing

    I’ve stated my intention as simply as possible.

  3. 3
    completely, or as much as possible

    I’d had a hard day and was simply exhausted.

    Joe was simply astounded to hear their news.

  4. 4
    in a very ordinary or plain way

    We live very simply and don’t spend a lot of money.