simple-minded

simple-minded
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. foolish, ingenuous; simple, moronic, imbecilic.
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(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. unintelligent, childish, moronic; see dull 3 , naive , stupid 1 .
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) (or simpleminded) adjective Having only a limited ability to learn and understand: backward, dull, simple, slow, slow-witted. Informal: soft. Offensive: feebleminded, half-witted, retarded, weak-minded. See ABILITY.

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