- (manner) In a simple way or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; alone
- (manner) Plainly; without art or subtlety; clearly; obviously; unquestionably.
- (manner) Weakly; foolishly; stupidly.
- (focus) merely; solely.
- I was simply asking a question.
- (degree) absolutely, positively.
- That was a simply wonderful dessert.
- (speech act) Frankly.
- Simply, he just fired you.
absolutely, aesthetically, after a fashion, alone, altogether, appreciably, apprehensibly, articulately, artistically, artlessly, ascetically, at any rate, at best, at least, at most, at the least, at the most, at the outside, at worst, austerely, barely, becomingly, but, casually, clearly, coherently, commonly, commonplacely, comparatively, completely, comprehensibly, decently, decorously, definitely, detectably, distinctly, easily, effortlessly, elegantly, en famille, entirely, exclusively, explicitly, expressly, facilely, fairly, familiarly, fully, genteelly, genuinely, gracefully, guilelessly, hands down, in a manner, in a way, in good taste, in part, in plain English, in plain terms, in plain words, in some measure, incompletely, informally, ingenuously, innocently, integrally, intelligibly, irreducibly, just, leastwise, lightly, like clockwork, like nothing, limpidly, lucidly, matter-of-factly, merely, mildly, moderately, modestly, naturally, no sweat, not comprehensively, not exhaustively, obviously, offhand, offhandedly, on easy terms, only, openheartedly, openly, ordinarily, part, partially, partly, pellucidly, perspicuously, plainly, point-blank, pro tanto, properly, prosaically, purely, quietly, readily, really, relatively, relaxedly, sans ceremonie, seemly, severely, simply and solely, singly, smoothly, so far, solely, somewhat, sparely, sparsely, starkly, swimmingly, tastefully, thus far, to a degree, to some degree, to the point, tolerably, totally, unaffectedly, unambiguously, unanalyzably, unassumingly, unceremoniously, unconstrainedly, understandably, undividedly, unequivocally, unmistakably, unobtrusively, unofficially, unpretentiously, unreservedly, visibly, wholly, with taste, without ceremony, without difficulty