From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsimplysim‧ply /ˈsɪmpli/ ●●●S1W1 adverb 🔊 🔊 1ONLYused to emphasize what you are saying 🔊 This work is simply not good enough. 🔊 He simply won’t accept the committee’s decision. 🔊 That would be simply wonderful! 🔊 It is quite simply the most ridiculous idea I’ve ever heard.2only syn just 🔊 Some students lose marks simply because they don’t read the question properly. 🔊 It’s not simply a question of money. 🔊 What we need is not simply a smaller organization, but a more efficient one.3used to emphasize how easy it is to do something 🔊 Simply fill in the coupon and take it to your local store.4CLEAR/EASY TO UNDERSTANDif you say or explain something simply, you say it in a way that is easy for people to understand 🔊 Try to express yourself more simply. 🔊 To put it simply, the tax cuts mean the average person will be about 3% better off.5POORif you live simply, you live in a plain and ordinary way, without spending much money 🔊 We had to live very simply on my father’s small salary.