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Treating complex issues and problems as if they were much simpler than they really are:‘simplistic solutions’
facile, superficial, oversimple, oversimplified, schematic, black and whiteshallow, pat, glib, jejune, naivedime-store, bubblegumView synonyms
- ‘I know that naive and simplistic but I just feel that while these trees and plants are nice they are out of context.’
- ‘For, even by his simplistic hypothesis, it is difficult to tell in which half Floyd lies.’
- ‘There is a lot of paradoxes, and a simplistic judgment can be very badly wrong.’
- ‘Thus, in the same week, he can offer two stunningly simplistic views of social complexity.’
- ‘Drug misuse is too complex a problem to be solved with a simplistic, zero tolerance approach.’
- ‘Admittedly, this is a simplistic analogy, but it captures the essence of the issue.’
- ‘This is probably a simplistic take on the importance of the issue by both parties.’
- ‘He believes that this simplistic art form came into being only to develop the aesthetic sense.’
- ‘That is not a threat; it is the reality of treating a complex issue in a very simplistic way.’
- ‘I know that sounds simplistic, but it's hard to describe in more complex terms!’
- ‘It raises these issues in a dramatic and involving way without ever becoming simplistic and is well worth seeing.’
- ‘It is simplistic to treat strategic choice just as the logical comparison of strategic options.’
- ‘Perhaps I am being a tad simplistic here, obviously there's the issue of passive smoking.’
- ‘Yet it would appear even that even this explanation is too simplistic.’
- ‘It was lame, it was dumb, and it was simplistic, but we loved it if only because it was something that we were doing with a friend.’
- ‘It's an overly simplistic label, one that has stopped us wanting to open up her box and see what's really inside.’
- ‘He treated us as children, he told us a simplistic fairy story laced with cheap flattery.’
- ‘I know it is simplistic, but I wish everyone, everywhere, could live harmoniously.’
- ‘The research is an attempt to move away from simplistic polarisation and address the more complex issues.’
- ‘Quantum mechanics contradicts the notion of real only if one takes a naive, simplistic view of reality.’
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