US: /ˈsɪmpɫi/
UK: /sˈɪmpli/

English Vietnamese dictionary

simply /'simpli/
  • phó từ
    • chỉ là; thường là
    • đơn giản
    • mộc mạc; hồn nhiên

Advanced English dictionary

+ adverb
1 used to emphasize how easy or basic sth is
Synonym: JUST
Simply add hot water and stir. + The runway is simply a strip of grass. + Fame is often simply a matter of being in the right place at the right time. + You can enjoy all the water sports, or simply lie on the beach.
2 used to emphasize a statement
You simply must see the play. + The view is simply wonderful! + That is simply not true! + I haven't seen her for simply ages.
3 in a way that is easy to understand: The book explains grammar simply and clearly. + Anyway, to put it simply, we still owe them £2 000.
4 in a way that is natural and plain: The rooms are simply furnished. + They live simply (= they do not spend much money).
5 used to introduce a summary or an explanation of sth that you have just said or done: I don't want to be rude, it's simply that we have to be careful who we give this information to. + He was loud, vulgar and arrogant-quite simply the rudest man I've ever met!

Thesaurus dictionary

1 merely, barely, purely, only, solely, just, entirely, fully, totally, wholly, altogether, absolutely, really:
Is it true that they met regularly simply to discuss politics?
2 totally, completely, altogether, entirely, just, plainly, obviously, really, unreservedly, unqualifiedly:
If you believe that, you're simply too stupid for words!
3 naïvely, artlessly, guilelessly, openly, innocently, ingenuously, unaffectedly, unpretentiously, plainly, naturally:
He asked her very simply what she did as a 'working girl'.
4 plainly, modestly, starkly, severely, sparely, sparsely, austerely, ascetically:
His home is simply furnished, without paintings or any other decoration.
5 distinctly, unambiguously, plainly, obviously, unmistakably or unmistakeably:
The instructions must be written simply so that they are understandable to anyone.

Concise English dictionary

+and nothing more
+absolutely; altogether; really
+in a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment