Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Simplistic"

Synonyms of "Simplistic" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between simplistic and simplified ?
A: If something is "simplified", that means it has been made more simple (less complex) so that it is easier to understand.

Example: "The company decided to re-write and simplify their privacy policy to make it easier for users to understand."

If something is "simplistic" that generally means it has been simplified too much so that it does not provide an accurate representation of the original thing that was simplified (or it does not solve the original problem that was presented).

Example: "The proposed solutions were far too simplistic. We were dealing with a complex problem that required a complex solution."

Translations of "Simplistic"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? it's simple but not simple, simplistic un-simple?
A: It's actually simple except that it's not.


It's simple but yet it's not.

Other questions about "Simplistic"

Q: Can I say "overly simplistic work" as a synonym to "dumbed down work"?
A: yes and it sounds more formal
Q: You're being simplistic
Sounds natural?
Q: That seems quite simplistic to me. I'm sure the Full explanation's more complicated Does this sound natural?
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Q: That's a simplistic answer for. Does this sound natural?
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