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Simple vs. Pimple

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Simpleadjective

Uncomplicated; taken by itself, with nothing added.

Pimplenoun

An inflamed (raised and colored) spot on the surface of the skin that is usually painful and fills with pus.

‘I had to pop that embarrassing pimple, it was huge and red and on the tip of my nose.’;

Simpleadjective

Without ornamentation; plain.

Pimplenoun

(slang) An annoying person.

‘He's such a pimple! I wish he'd stop being so irritating!’;

Simpleadjective

Free from duplicity; guileless, innocent, straightforward.

Pimpleverb

To develop pimples

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Simpleadjective

Undistinguished in social condition; of no special rank.

Pimplenoun

Any small acuminated elevation of the cuticle, whether going on to suppuration or not.

Simpleadjective

Trivial; insignificant.

Pimplenoun

Fig.: A swelling or protuberance like a pimple.

Simpleadjective

Feeble-minded; foolish.

Pimplenoun

a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne

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Simpleadjective

Structurally uncomplicated.

Pimple

A pimple is a kind of comedo that results from excess sebum and dead skin cells getting trapped in the pores of the skin. In its aggravated state, it may evolve into a pustule or papules.

Simpleadjective

(chemistry) Consisting of one single substance; uncompounded.

Simpleadjective

(mathematics) Of a group: having no normal subgroup.

Simpleadjective

(botany) Not compound, but possibly lobed.

Simpleadjective

Using steam only once in its cylinders, in contrast to a compound engine, where steam is used more than once in high-pressure and low-pressure cylinders.

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Simpleadjective

(zoology) Consisting of a single individual or zooid; not compound.

‘a simple ascidian’;

Simpleadjective

(mineralogy) Homogenous.

Simpleadjective

(obsolete) Mere; not other than; being only.

Simplenoun

(medicine) A herbal preparation made from one plant, as opposed to something made from more than one plant.

Simplenoun

A physician.

Simplenoun

(logic) A simple or atomic proposition.

Simplenoun

(obsolete) Something not mixed or compounded.

Simplenoun

(weaving) A drawloom.

Simplenoun

(weaving) Part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom.

Simplenoun

(Roman Catholic) A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.

Simpleverb

To gather simples, i.e., medicinal herbs.

Simpleadjective

Single; not complex; not infolded or entangled; uncombined; not compounded; not blended with something else; not complicated; as, a simple substance; a simple idea; a simple sound; a simple machine; a simple problem; simple tasks.

Simpleadjective

Plain; unadorned; as, simple dress.

Simpleadjective

Mere; not other than; being only.

‘A medicine . . . whose simple touchIs powerful to araise King Pepin.’;

Simpleadjective

Not given to artifice, stratagem, or duplicity; undesigning; sincere; true.

‘Full many fine men go upon my score, as simple as I stand here, and I trust them.’; ‘Must thou trust Tradition's simple tongue?’; ‘To be simple is to be great.’;

Simpleadjective

Artless in manner; unaffected; unconstrained; natural; inartificial;; straightforward.

‘In simple manners all the secret lies.’;

Simpleadjective

Direct; clear; intelligible; not abstruse or enigmatical; as, a simple statement; simple language.

Simpleadjective

Weak in intellect; not wise or sagacious; of but moderate understanding or attainments; hence, foolish; silly.

‘The simple believeth every word; but the prudent man looketh well to his going.’;

Simpleadjective

Not luxurious; without much variety; plain; as, a simple diet; a simple way of living.

‘Thy simple fare and all thy plain delights.’;

Simpleadjective

Humble; lowly; undistinguished.

‘A simple husbandman in garments gray.’; ‘Clergy and laity, male and female, gentle and simple made the fuel of the same fire.’;

Simpleadjective

Without subdivisions; entire; as, a simple stem; a simple leaf.

Simpleadjective

Not capable of being decomposed into anything more simple or ultimate by any means at present known; elementary; thus, atoms are regarded as simple bodies. Cf. Ultimate, a.

Simpleadjective

Homogenous.

Simpleadjective

Consisting of a single individual or zooid; as, a simple ascidian; - opposed to compound.

‘I am a simple woman, much too weakTo oppose your cunning.’; ‘He is the companion of the silliest people in their most silly pleasure; he is ready for every impertinent entertainment and diversion.’;

Simplenoun

Something not mixed or compounded.

Simplenoun

A medicinal plant; - so called because each vegetable was supposed to possess its particular virtue, and therefore to constitute a simple remedy.

‘What virtue is in this remedy lies in the naked simple itself as it comes over from the Indies.’;

Simplenoun

A drawloom.

Simplenoun

A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.

Simpleverb

To gather simples, or medicinal plants.

‘As simpling on the flowery hills she [Circe] strayed.’;

Simplenoun

any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties

Simplenoun

a person lacking intelligence or common sense

Simpleadjective

having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved;

‘a simple problem’; ‘simple mechanisms’; ‘a simple design’; ‘a simple substance’;

Simpleadjective

easy and not involved or complicated;

‘an elementary problem in statistics’; ‘elementary, my dear Watson’; ‘a simple game’; ‘found an uncomplicated solution to the problem’;

Simpleadjective

apart from anything else; without additions or modifications;

‘only the bare facts’; ‘shocked by the mere idea’; ‘the simple passage of time was enough’; ‘the simple truth’;

Simpleadjective

exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity;

‘childlike trust’; ‘dewy-eyed innocence’; ‘simple courtesy’;

Simpleadjective

lacking mental capacity and devoid of subtlety

Simpleadjective

(botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions

Simpleadjective

not elaborate in style; unornamented;

‘a simple country schoolhouse’; ‘her black dress--simple to austerity’;

Simpleadjective

easily understood or done; presenting no difficulty

‘a simple solution’; ‘camcorders are now so simple to operate’;

Simpleadjective

used to emphasize the fundamental and straightforward nature of something

‘the simple truth’;

Simpleadjective

plain, basic, or uncomplicated in form, nature, or design; without much decoration or ornamentation

‘the house is furnished in a simple country style’; ‘a simple white blouse’;

Simpleadjective

humble and unpretentious

‘a quiet unassuming man with simple tastes’;

Simpleadjective

composed of a single element; not compound.

Simpleadjective

denoting a group that has no proper normal subgroup.

Simpleadjective

(of a leaf or stem) not divided or branched.

Simpleadjective

(of a lens, microscope, etc.) consisting of a single lens or component.

Simpleadjective

(in English grammar) denoting a tense formed without an auxiliary, for example sang as opposed to was singing.

Simpleadjective

(of interest) payable on the sum loaned only.

Simpleadjective

of very low intelligence.

Simplenoun

a medicinal herb, or a medicine made from one

‘the gatherers of simples’;

Simpleinterjection

used to convey that something is very straightforward

‘I don't overanalyse. I listen, I like, I buy. Simple!’;

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