Meaning of simply

sim•ply

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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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