Synonyms of simple in English:

simple


See definition of simple

adjective

1‘it sounds difficult I know, but it's really pretty simple’

SYNONYMS

straightforward, easy, uncomplicated, uninvolved, effortless, painless, manageable, undemanding, unexacting, elementary, child's play, plain sailing, a five-finger exercise, nothing

informal as easy as falling off a log, as easy as pie, as easy as ABC, a piece of cake, a cinch, a snip, easy-peasy, no sweat, a doddle, a pushover, money for old rope, money for jam, kids' stuff, a breeze, a doss, a cakewalk

North American informal duck soup, a snap

NZ Australian informal a bludge, a snack

South African informal a piece of old tackle

British vulgar slang a piece of piss

ANTONYMS

difficult, hard, demanding, complicated

2‘the chapter on finance explains in simple language how a profit and loss account is compiled’

SYNONYMS

clear, plain, straightforward, clearly expressed, intelligible, comprehensible, uncomplicated, understandable, of one syllable, words of one syllable, lucid, coherent, unambiguous, direct, accessible, uninvolved

informal user-friendly

ANTONYMS

complex

3‘a simple white blouse’

SYNONYMS

plain, unadorned, undecorated, unembellished, unornamented, without ornament, without ornamentation, unelaborate, unpretentious, unostentatious, unfussy, no-nonsense, basic, modest, unsophisticated, penny plain, without frills, honest, homely, homespun, everyday, workaday

stark, severe, spartan, austere, chaste, spare, bare

muted, unpatterned, patternless

classic, understated, uncluttered, clean, restrained

North American homestyle

informal no-frills

ANTONYMS

fancy, elaborate

4‘the simple fact is that stray dogs are a menace’

SYNONYMS

basic, fundamental

mere, sheer, pure, pure and simple

5‘she wondered how he would react if she told him the simple truth’

SYNONYMS

candid, frank, honest, direct, sincere, plain, absolute, unqualified, bald, stark, naked, blunt, unadorned, unvarnished, unembellished

6‘simple country people’

SYNONYMS

unpretentious, unsophisticated, ordinary, unaffected, unassuming, natural, honest-to-goodness, modest, homely, wholesome, humble, quiet, lowly, rustic

innocent, artless, guileless, childlike, naive, ingenuous, gullible, inexperienced

North American cracker-barrel

informal green

ANTONYMS

pretentious, affected

7‘simple chemical substances’

SYNONYMS

non-compound, non-complex, uncompounded, uncombined, unmixed, unblended, unalloyed, pure, basic, single, elementary, fundamental

ANTONYMS

compound