(Sim"plo*ce) n. (Gram.) See Symploce.
1. In a simple manner or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; along; merely; solely; barely.
[They] make that now good or evil, . . . which otherwise of itself were not simply the one or the other.Hooker.
Simply the thing I amShak.
Shall make me live.
2. Plainly; without art or subtlety.
Subverting worldly strong and worldly wiseMilton.
By simply meek.
3. Weakly; foolishly. Johnson.
(Sim"u*la`cher, Sim"u*la`chre) n. [Cf. F. simulacre.] See Simulacrum. [Obs.]
(||Sim`u*la"crum) n.; pl. Simulacra [L. See Simulate.] A likeness; a semblance; a mock
appearance; a sham; now usually in a derogatory sense.
Beneath it nothing but a great simulacrum.Thackeray.
(Sim"u*lar) n. [Cf. L. simulator, F. simulateur. See Simulate.] One who pretends to be what
he is not; one who, or that which, simulates or counterfeits something; a pretender. [Obs.] Shak.
Christ calleth the Pharisees hypocrites, that is to say, simulars, and painted sepulchers.Tyndale.
(Sim"u*lar), a. False; specious; counterfeit. [R. & Obs.] "Thou simular man of virtue." Shak.
(Sim"u*late) a. [L. simulatus, p. p. of simulare to simulate; akin to simul at the same time,
together, similis like. See Similar, and cf. Dissemble, Semblance.] Feigned; pretended. Bale.
(Sim"u*late) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Simulated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Simulating.] To assume the
mere appearance of, without the reality; to assume the signs or indications of, falsely; to counterfeit; to
The Puritans, even in the depths of the dungeons to which she had sent them, prayed, and with no
simulated fervor, that she might be kept from the dagger of the assassin.Macaulay.
(Sim`u*la"tion) n. [F. simulation, L. simulatio.] The act of simulating, or assuming an appearance
which is feigned, or not true; distinguished from dissimulation, which disguises or conceals what is
Syn. Counterfeiting; feint; pretense.
(Sim"u*la`tor) n. [L.] One who simulates, or feigns. De Quincey.
(Sim"u*la*to*ry) a. Simulated, or capable of being simulated. Bp. Hall.
(Si`mul*ta*ne"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being simultaneous; simultaneousness.
(Si`mul*ta"ne*ous) a. [LL. simultim at the same time, fr. L. simul. See Simulate.] Existing,
happening, or done, at the same time; as, simultaneous events. Si`mul*ta"ne*ous*ly, adv. Si`mul*ta"ne*ous*ness,