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simplistic (adj) oversimplify.

When you oversimplify a problem or a subject you treat it in a way that is too simple. You make it appear less difficult than it really is. You make it seem much less complicated than it actually is. You do not consider all aspects of the matter.

  • Sidney's analysis of the situation is simplistic. He has failed to understand the real nature and complexity of the problem and looks only at the easy side of it.
  • The simplistic way he deals with things often lands him in trouble. He overlooks the more complicated aspect of the things and this causes troubles later.
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