One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Treating complex issues and problems as if they were much simpler than they really are; simplistic.‘a wildly over-simplistic song about what it takes to be happy’‘an over-simplistic comparison’
- ‘The mantra 'speed kills' is as over-used as it is over-simplistic.’
- ‘These stereotypes have proven to be oversimplistic, with the result that the hypothesis is increasingly criticized.’
- ‘The mission statement was over-simplistic.’
- ‘I think that this site is full of over-simplistic ranting and is very poorly researched.’
- ‘Financial self-sufficiency in three years is an over-simplistic criterion and should be scrapped.’
- ‘Brazil has carved out a path that is not based on ideology or over-simplistic economics.’
- ‘The authors' oversimplistic approach, although convenient, is unscientific.’
- ‘He has faced many critics who claim that plain English is inaccurate and oversimplistic.’
- ‘This image of the suburban patriarch was oversimplistic.’
- ‘There is a real problem with much contemporary writing about health, in that it is over-simplistic, written by people who are trying to push a particular theory or aspect of health.’
- ‘It would be oversimplistic to ascribe the decline of armour solely to the invention of gunpowder and the portable personal weapon.’
- ‘It is over-simplistic to assume the entire site would be used for housing.’
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