Simpleton

  • 1 Simpleton — Sim ple*ton, n. [Cf. F. simplet, It. semplicione.] A person of weak intellect; a silly person. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 simpleton — 1640s, jocular formation from SIMPLE (Cf. simple) and ton, suffix extracted from surnames …

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  • 3 simpleton — *fool, moron, imbecile, idiot, natural …

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  • 4 simpleton — [n] fool birdbrain*, blockhead*, bonehead*, boob*, buffoon, clod*, clown, dimwit*, dolt*, dope*, dunce, dunderhead*, fathead*, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, jerk*, lamebrain*, lunkhead*, moron, nitwit, numskull*, oaf, stooge*; concepts 412,423 …

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  • 5 simpleton — ► NOUN ▪ a foolish or gullible person …

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  • 6 simpleton — [sim′pəltən] n. [< SIMPLE, after proper names ending in ton] a person who is stupid or easily deceived; fool …

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  • 7 Simpleton — A simpleton is one who is simple.Simpleton can also refer to: *Simpleton (reggae artist), a 1990s Jamaican reggae artist * The Mayor of Simpleton , a song by British New Wave band XTC …

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  • 8 simpleton — [[t]sɪ̱mp(ə)ltən[/t]] simpletons N COUNT (disapproval) If you call someone a simpleton, you think they are easily deceived or not very intelligent. But Ian s such a simpleton , she laughed... He was a lightweight, a political simpleton …

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  • 9 simpleton — noun A simple person lacking common sense. The stranger had crossed a sacred line. He had mentioned the mens mothers. Nothing could get him out of a beating now, even the fact that he was obviously a simpleton. Albeit a simpleton with a good… …

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  • 10 simpleton — UK [ˈsɪmp(ə)lt(ə)n] / US [ˈsɪmp(ə)ltən] noun [countable] Word forms simpleton : singular simpleton plural simpletons old fashioned someone who is not very intelligent and knows little about the world …

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  • 11 simpleton —   Wa awa a, wa awa a iki; Wa awa a iki na aupō (ignorant stupid one; name of a legendary simpleton). See lunkhead …

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  • 12 simpleton — noun Etymology: 1simple + ton (as in surnames such as Washington) Date: circa 1630 a person lacking in common sense …

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  • 13 simpleton — /sim peuhl teuhn/, n. an ignorant, foolish, or silly person. [1640 50; SIMPLE + TON] Syn. dolt, fool, numskull, blockhead, ninny, dope. * * * …

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  • 14 simpleton — Synonyms and related words: ament, born fool, bungler, clot, congenital idiot, cretin, defective, dullard, dullhead, dumbbell, dummkopf, dummy, golem, half wit, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, juggins, mongoloid idiot, moron, natural, natural idiot,… …

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  • 15 Simpleton — Tåbe …

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  • 16 simpleton — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. dunce, blockhead, moron, ninny, nincompoop, innocent, fool, nitwit, dope (sl.), jerk (sl.). See folly, ignorance. Ant., sage. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. clod, idiot, bungler; see fool 1 . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 17 simpleton — sim|ple|ton [ˈsımpəltən] n old fashioned [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: simple + ton (probably as in names like Washington)] someone who has a very low level of intelligence …

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  • 18 simpleton — sim|ple|ton [ sımpltən ] noun count OLD FASHIONED someone who is not very intelligent and knows little about the world …

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  • 19 simpleton — sim·ple·ton || sɪmpltÉ™n n. idiot, fool, person lacking common sense …

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  • 20 simpleton — noun a foolish or gullible person. Origin C17: from simple, on the pattern of surnames derived from place names ending in ton …

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