Pronunciation: (sim'plē),[key] —adv. 1. in a simple manner; clearly and easily.
2. plainly; unaffectedly.
3. sincerely; artlessly: to speak simply as a child. 4. merely; only: It is simply a cold. 5. unwisely; foolishly: If you behave simply toward him, you're bound to be betrayed. 6. wholly; absolutely: simply irresistible.