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English definition of “simply”

simply

adverb uk   /ˈsɪm.pli/ us  

simply adverb (IMPORTANT)

B2 completely or as much as possible: You look simply (= really) beautiful in that dress. The hunger in parts of Africa is terrible - there's (quite) simply (= without doubt) no other word for it.General B2 only: I don't like my job - I simply do it for the money.General

simply adverb (EASY)

B2 in an easy way: He explained it as simply as he could, but the class still didn't understand.Easiness and simplicity

simply adverb (PLAIN)

in a plain way: a simply decorated apartmentEasiness and simplicity
(Definition of simply from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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