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SIMPLETON

 Dictionary entry overview: What does simpleton mean? 

SIMPLETON (noun)
  The noun SIMPLETON has 1 sense:

1. a person lacking intelligence or common sense

  Familiarity information: SIMPLETON used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SIMPLETON (noun)


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Meaning:

A person lacking intelligence or common sense

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

simpleton; simple

Hypernyms ("simpleton" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "simpleton"):

airhead (a flighty scatterbrained simpleton)

schlemiel; shlemiel ((Yiddish) a dolt who is a habitual bungler)

schlep; schlepper; shlep; shlepper ((Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person)

schnook; shnook ((Yiddish) a gullible simpleton more to be pitied than despised)

sheep (a timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon)

space cadet (someone who seems unable to respond appropriately to reality (as if under the influence of some narcotic drug))

lame; square (someone who doesn't understand what is going on)

dolt; dullard; pillock; poor fish; pudden-head; pudding head; stupe; stupid; stupid person (a person who is not very bright)

subnormal (a person of less than normal intelligence)

forgetful person; scatterbrain (a flighty and disorganized person)

nincompoop; ninny; poop (a stupid foolish person)

dimwit; doofus; half-wit; nitwit (a stupid incompetent person)

dingbat (a silly empty-headed person)

boob; booby; dope; dumbbell; dummy; pinhead (an ignorant or foolish person)

blockhead; bonehead; dumbass; dunce; dunderhead; fuckhead; hammerhead; knucklehead; loggerhead; lunkhead; muttonhead; numskull; shithead (these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence)

fool; muggins; sap; saphead; tomfool (a person who lacks good judgment)

changeling; cretin; half-wit; idiot; imbecile; moron; retard (a person of subnormal intelligence)

idiot savant (person who is mentally retarded in general but who displays remarkable aptitude in some limited field (usually involving memory))

nebbech; nebbish ((Yiddish) a timid unfortunate simpleton)

twerp; twirp; twit (someone who is regarded as contemptible)


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