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  • n. One who is simple.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who is simple.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A simpleton.


Compare Old French simplicien. (Wiktionary)


  • Especially he triumphs over your modest men; and when he meets with a _simple body_, passes for a _wit_, but a _wit_ indeed makes a _simplician_ of him; so goes he persecuting others till some one or other at last (as _chollerick_ as he is _abusive) cudgel_ him for his pains; when he goes _grumbling_ away in a mighty _choler_, saying, _They understand not jest_, when indeed tis rather _he_.

    Essays on Wit No. 2


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