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simple

adjective
 
 
/ˈsɪmpl/
EASY A2 not difficult to do or to understand: [+ to do sth] It's very simple to use. Just mix all the ingredients together - it's as simple as that.Easiness and simplicity
NOT COMPLICATED B1 not complicated or containing details that are not necessary: a simple life a simple black dress (= dress without decoration) Plain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiringCrude and basicStandard and routine
IMPORTANT B2 used to describe the one important fact, truth, etc: We chose her for the simple reason that she's the best person for the job.ImportanceUseful or advantageous
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