• IPA: /ˈsɪmpəltən/

simpleton (plural simpletons)

  1. (pejorative) A simple-minded person lacking common sense.
    • 2001 — Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl, p 92
      The stranger had crossed a sacred line. He had mentioned the men's mothers. Nothing could get him out of a beating now, even the fact that he was obviously a simpleton. Albeit a simpleton with a good vocabulary.

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