from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In a plain and unadorned way: dresses simply.
- adv. In an unambiguous way; clearly: explained the concept simply.
- adv. Not wisely or sensibly; foolishly.
- adv. Merely; only: It is simply a matter of time.
- adv. Absolutely; altogether: simply delicious.
- adv. Frankly; candidly: You are, quite simply, the best candidate for the job.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In a simple way or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; alone
- adv. Plainly; without art or subtlety; clearly; obviously; unquestionably.
- adv. Weakly; foolishly; stupidly.
- adv. merely; solely.
- adv. absolutely, positively.
- adv. Frankly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a simple manner or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; along; merely; solely; barely.
- adv. Plainly; without art or subtlety.
- adv. Weakly; foolishly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a simple manner
- Without extravagance or parade; unostentatiously.
- without pretense or affectation; unassumingly; artlessly.
- Without wisdom or discretion; unwisely; foolishly.
- Merely; solely; only.
- Hence— Absolutely; quite.
- Absolutely; in the full sense of the words; not in a particular respect merely.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment
- adv. absolutely
- adv. absolutely; altogether; really
- adv. and nothing more
simple + -ly (Wiktionary)