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simplistic (adjective). Variants: simplistically (adverb) Definition: oversimplified; avoiding or ignoring complexities Synonym: unsophisticated, naive Antonym: sophisticated, complicated His simplistic plan for economic improvement failed to account for foreign investment and the GNP. .

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simplistic adjective
simplistic (adjective)
  • Variants: simplistically (adverb)
  • Definition: oversimplified; avoiding or ignoring complexities
  • Synonym: unsophisticated, naive
  • Antonym: sophisticated, complicated
  • His simplistic plan for economic improvement failed to account for foreign investment and the GNP.
incredulous adjective
incredulous (adjective)
  • Variants: incredulously (adverb); incredulousness (noun); incredulity (noun)
  • Definition: unwilling or unable to believe; showing disbelief
  • Synonym: skeptical
  • Antonym: credulous, gullible
  • The politician’s lavish promises provoked incredulous responses rather than the admiration he sought.
ascetic adjective
ascetic (adjective)
  • Variants: ascetically (adverb)
  • Definition: Reflecting self-denial (as in religious discipline); choosing minimal comforts
  • Synonyms: austere, Spartan
  • Antonym: self-indulgent, hedonistic
  • Her modest room reflected the ascetic values she advocated.
vicarious adjective
vicarious (adjective)
  • vicariously (adverb), vicariousness (noun)
  • Definition: Experienced through someone else rather than first hand; endured as substitute for someone else; delegated
  • synonym: second-hand [experience]
  • antonym: actual [experience]
  • Because she loved her son, she found vicarious pleasure in his tremendous successes.
allocation noun
allocation (noun)
  • Variants: allocate (verb), allocatable (adjective); allocator (noun)
  • Definition: the act of setting aside for a special purpose; designation
  • Synonym: allotment, apportionment
  • Antonym: abandonment
  • Sentence: The mayor insisted the park district include an allocation of land in order to build a playground.
  • The mayor insisted the parked district allocate land for a playground.
admonish transitive verb
admonish (transitive verb)
  • Variants: admonishment (noun)
  • Definition: To caution, criticize, or counsel gently against
  • Synonym: chastise, reproach, rebuke
  • Antonym: approve, commend, praise
  • The anti-tobacco lobbyist admonished the President for his inability to quit smoking.