simply

simply
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W1S1 [ˈsımpli] adv
1.) used to emphasize what you are saying
This work is simply not good enough.
He simply won't accept the committee's decision.
That would be simply wonderful!
It is quite simply the most ridiculous idea I've ever heard.
2.) only
= ↑just
Some students lose marks simply because they don't read the question properly.
It's not simply a question of money.
What we need is not simply a smaller organization, but a more efficient one.
3.) used to emphasize how easy it is to do something
Simply fill in the coupon and take it to your local store.
4.) if you say or explain something simply, you say it in a way that is easy for people to understand
Try to express yourself more simply.
To put it simply , the tax cuts mean the average person will be about 3% better off.
5.) if you live simply, you live in a plain and ordinary way, without spending much money
We had to live very simply on my father's small salary.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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