simple (adj.)
foolish, silly, stupid
3H6 I.ii.59[York to Montague] trust not simple Henry nor his oaths
3H6 III.i.82[King to First and Second Keepers] simple men, you know not what you swear!
CE III.ii.16[Luciana to Antipholus of Syracuse] What simple thief brags of his own attaint? [i.e. what thief is so foolish as to brag]
Oth IV.ii.19[Othello alone, of Emilia] she's a simple bawd [or: naive]
RJ II.v.38[Nurse to Juliet, of Romeo] you have made a simple choice
RJ III.i.33[Mercutio to Benvolio] The fee simple? O simple! [i.e. feeble!]
TS V.ii.160[Katherina to Widow] I am ashamed that women are so simple
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