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simpleton

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An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
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Etymology

simple + -ton (as in a surname).

Noun

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simpleton

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  1. A simple person lacking common sense.

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  • 2001Eoin 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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