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simple

  

      adj  
   (=uncomplicated)  
[task, solution, question, instructions, method, diagram, advice]  
simple  
→ The solution is very simple.        
It's very simple.      C'est très simple.  
Wouldn't it be simpler to chop the tree down?      Cela ne serait pas plus simple d'abattre l'arbre?  
   (=basic)  
[meal, clothes, lifestyle, accommodation, design, plan]  
simple  
He lives a simple life.      Il mène une vie simple.  
a simple black dress      une simple robe noire, une robe noire simple  
→ ... a tall woman in a simple black dress.        
     (not intelligent)    simplet (te)     
→ Noreen despised Joyce's mother and said she was simple.        
He's a bit simple.      Il est un peu simple., Il est un peu simplet.  
     (for emphasis)    simple    before n     
His refusal to talk was simple stubborness.      Son refus de parler n'était que simple entêtement.  
for the simple reason that ...      pour la simple raison que ...  
the simple truth      la vérité pure et simple  
     (GRAMMAR)  
[tense, sentence]  
simple  


simple interest  
      n     (MATHEMATICS, COMMERCE)   intérêts    mpl   simples  
simple-minded  
      adj   simplet (te)  , simple d'esprit
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
simple adj.
simple

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
n.
temps simple
exp.
d'une élégante simplicité
exp.
d'une simplicité trompeuse
exp.
d'une simplicité attrayante
exp.
d'une simplicité stupéfiante
adv.
en toute propriété
adv.
purement et simplement
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'simple' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
exp.
simple
n.
simple truth
n.
simple truth
n.
simple joint
[Med.]
n.
simple machine
n.
simple cooking
n.
simple obesity
[Med.]
n.
simple majority
n.
simple equation
n.
simple interest
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