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Dictionary Definition

simpleton n : a person lacking intelligence or common sense [syn: simple]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

simple + -ton (as in a surname).

Noun

  1. A simple person lacking common sense.

Quotations

  • 2001 — Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl, p 92
    The stranger had crossed a sacred line. He had mentioned the men's mothers. Nothing could get him out of a beating now, even the fact that he was obviously a simpleton. Albeit a simpleton with a good vocabulary.

Translations

simple person lacking common sense

Extensive Definition

A simpleton is one who is simple. Simpleton can also refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ament, born fool, bungler, clot, congenital idiot, cretin, defective, dullard, dullhead, dumbbell, dummkopf, dummy, golem, half-wit, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, juggins, mongoloid idiot, moron, natural, natural idiot, natural-born fool, simp, stupid, zany
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