oversimplify oversimplify  /oʊ vər ˈsɪm plɪ ˌfaɪ/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) simplify to an excessive degree
  2. (v) make too simple

Usage(s):

  1. To oversimplify: Democrats are for Big Government; Republicans are against it.
  2. To oversimplify wildly, a star is someone whose personality monopolizes the screen; an actor is someone who slips into another personality.
  3. I'm not saying anyone was all the way right or wrong, I'm just saying that sometimes we can oversimplify something and some very real things get hurt in the process.

News

  1. Cepeda: Dropping out does have its costs

    CHICAGO — If there’s one thing public policy researchers fear, it’s that they’ll share a finding with the potential to oversimplify a complex, wide-ranging issue.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  2. ESTHER CEPEDA: Dropping out of college does have its costs

    CHICAGO — If there’s one thing public policy researchers fear, it’s that they’ll share a finding with the potential to oversimplify a complex, wide-ranging issue.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times

Quotes

  1. "We tend to oversimplify things and bunch everything up, and say, well, the 31 team is going to run fast, but they aren't going to win because they don't know how," Burton said. "We don't have that luxury. What we have to do is look at every...
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Jeff Burton Source: FOXNews

  2. "It is unfortunate that President Bush would want to invoke a false comparison of Vietnam to Iraq, but not surprising that he would oversimplify the differences and overlook the tragic similarities," said Kerry, who served in Vietnam.
    on Aug 22, 2007 By: John Kerry Source: Reuters

  3. "Not to oversimplify but he's good," said Oakland manager Bob Geren. "He's got three well above average major league pitches and he's got a lot of guts out there. He just dominates. He goes right at people and doesn't back down from anybody."
    on May 30, 2007 By: Bob Geren Source: Sports Network

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