from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who is felt to be deficient in judgment, good sense, or intelligence; a fool.
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- n. A simple person lacking common sense.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person of weak intellect; a silly person.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person of limited or feeble intelligence; a foolish or silly person.
- n. The American dunlin, purre, or ox-bird. See cut under dunlin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person lacking intelligence or common sense
And it means you engage in simpleton, “just world” thinking.
But now when an Egyptian simpleton is tortured by the hands of a Libyan officer - a government representative - in an official police station for a prolonged period of time with the intention of torture and homicide, and when the guy is shipped back in a pile to spend the rest of his life incapacitated - when all of that happens, will we see thousands of Islamists demonstrating in his defense?
A certain simpleton was once walking along, haling his ass after him by the halter, when a pair of sharpers saw him and one said to his fellow, “I will take that ass from yonder wight.”
Because, as Mr. DeVito makes abundantly clear, there are and always have been two Yogi Berras: 1) the public celebrity — a goofy, good-natured, strange-looking (sportswriters at the time used far-worse adjectives), malaprop-spewing simpleton from the Italian slums of St. Louis and 2) the real person behind the public persona, a far more complex and intelligent character.
In D. C.'s power corridors, he's known as a simpleton, but in reality he's much more dangerous.
No, you arrogant simpleton, that isn't just the way it is.
But it seems fitting that one of the most ardent supporters of a simpleton is a simpleton.
One is called a simpleton when one demands that oaths be held sacred; our crimes are nameless.
It was not the first time that she had been called a simpleton, or some kindred name, by the out-spoken Miss
Do you think, because I am called a simpleton, that I have no eyes, nor ears, nor sense?