Synonyms of simple in English:

simple


See definition of simple

adjective

1‘it sounds difficult I know, but it's really pretty simple’

SYNONYMS
straightforward, easy, uncomplicated, uninvolved, effortless, painless, manageable, undemanding, unexacting, elementary, child's play, plain sailing, a five-finger exercise, nothing
informal as easy as falling off a log, as easy as pie, as easy as ABC, a piece of cake, a cinch, a snip, easy-peasy, no sweat, a doddle, a pushover, money for old rope, money for jam, kids' stuff, a breeze, a doss, a cakewalk
North American informal duck soup, a snap
Australian, New Zealand informal a bludge, a snack
South African informal a piece of old tackle
British vulgar slang a piece of piss
ANTONYMS

difficult, hard, demanding, complicated

2‘the chapter on finance explains in simple language how a profit and loss account is compiled’

SYNONYMS
clear, plain, straightforward, clearly expressed, intelligible, comprehensible, uncomplicated, understandable, of one syllable, words of one syllable, lucid, coherent, unambiguous, direct, accessible, uninvolved
informal user-friendly
ANTONYMS

complex

3‘a simple white blouse’

SYNONYMS
plain, unadorned, undecorated, unembellished, unornamented, without ornament, without ornamentation, unelaborate, unpretentious, unostentatious, unfussy, no-nonsense, basic, modest, unsophisticated, penny plain, without frills, honest, homely, homespun, everyday, workaday
stark, severe, spartan, austere, chaste, spare, bare
muted, unpatterned, patternless
classic, understated, uncluttered, clean, restrained
North American homestyle
informal no-frills
ANTONYMS

fancy, elaborate

4‘the simple fact is that stray dogs are a menace’

SYNONYMS
basic, fundamental
mere, sheer, pure, pure and simple

5‘she wondered how he would react if she told him the simple truth’

SYNONYMS
candid, frank, honest, direct, sincere, plain, absolute, unqualified, bald, stark, naked, blunt, unadorned, unvarnished, unembellished

6‘simple country people’

SYNONYMS
unpretentious, unsophisticated, ordinary, unaffected, unassuming, natural, honest-to-goodness, modest, homely, wholesome, humble, quiet, lowly, rustic
innocent, artless, guileless, childlike, naive, ingenuous, gullible, inexperienced
North American cracker-barrel
informal green
ANTONYMS

pretentious, affected

7‘simple chemical substances’

SYNONYMS
non-compound, non-complex, uncompounded, uncombined, unmixed, unblended, unalloyed, pure, basic, single, elementary, fundamental
ANTONYMS

compound