Definition of oversimple in English:

oversimple

adjective

  • Lacking sophistication and subtlety.

    ‘an oversimple theory of human nature’
    • ‘That argument is unfortunately over-simple.’
    • ‘Today such technologically determinate arguments seem over-simple.’
    • ‘The all-day menu pasted up in the window seemed over-simple and even off-putting.’
    • ‘I must point out that my account is over-simple and somewhat idealized.’
    • ‘"I was just following orders" is the slightly oversimple but not really inaccurate way we remember their defense.’
    facile, superficial, oversimplified, schematic, black and white
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Pronunciation

oversimple

/əʊvəˈsɪmp(ə)l/