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Word: simplistic

Definition: oversimplified


Sentences Containing 'simplistic'

A 28 March 2008 review, also by the "New York Times," reported that "despite the scorching authenticity of some performances," in particular the "star-making, breakout performance of Natalie Dormer as the defiant, courageous proto-feminist martyr Anne Boleyn" the series "fails to live up to the great long-form dramas cable television has produced" largely because "it radically reduces the era's thematic conflicts to simplistic struggles over personal and erotic power."
A more positive assessment comes from Lindsay Planer of Allmusic: "While arguably simplistic, both lyrics and tune boast Harrison's trademark optimism, especially during the affable and repeated chorus of 'Ring out the old/Ring in the new/Ring out the false/Ring in the true.'" In his 2010 Harrison biography, Ian Inglis observes that the song had neither the "overt political message" of Lennon's Christmas single nor the "unashamed commercialism" of fellow ex-Beatle Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime", and writes that "Ding Dong"'s "somewhat halfhearted festive appeal" seems out of place on "Dark Horse".
According to D. Scott Rogo "For years a feud existed between the Spiritualists who saw the SPR as unnecessarily skeptical and the SPR which saw Spiritualists as credulous or simplistic."
Aside from simplistic decorations within homes, embellishments on buildings, and small decorations in the simplistic home, paintings did surface during the era that the Puritans occupied the land, however.
Besides the simplistic computational layer of Tilden's "Nervous Networks", BEAM has brought a multitude of useful tools to the roboticist's toolbox.
Critiques of the Peak-End rule typically derive from its conflation of a complex mental evaluation into a simplistic framework.
For the pugilist, footwork is to be deft and simplistic, allowing the fighter to move in and out of striking range as quickly as possible.
His visual artistic style was simplistic and often rough, although still legible.
However, it has also been criticized for being too short and simplistic.
However, on the other hand their talk is sometimes portrayed as simplistic and banal. This has spawned the suggestion that her views are anti-feminist.
In "The Scotsman" George Kerevan wrote "He suffers all the same criticisms of the early French Impressionists: mere wallpaper, too simplistic in execution and subject, too obviously erotic."
In an interview with MTV News, Usher stated, "If you listen to the words 'Here I Stand', it is very heartfelt, simplistic, yet very soulful.
In Story mode, the player follows an extremely simplistic plot involving the defense fleet chasing the Iridion forces through five different solar systems in three areas each, although each area is symbolized as a planet (including asteroid belts and space travel zones).
Its variety style made many demands on its performers, requiring "a young deft man trained in physical culture, trained in the striking word, in the cheerful, bold and hard-hitting song and couplet, in the contemporary rhythm of the grotesque and simplistic," its magazine explained.
Mikaela Luttrell-Rowland from Clark University's Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies stated that it was "irresponsible to prize feel good, simplistic messages over complex history and to treat consumerist-consciousness raising as interchangeable with education."
Niall from The Metal Observer described the song "Dead by Dawn" as "simplistic yet so powerful in its delivery that you can't help but be taken aback by its ferocity."
Sekora concluded that in order for the United States to remain competitive, economically and militarily, the United States must abandon its simplistic approach to technology and execute strategies that managed the flows of technology into and out of the country in a manner that was superior to that which was executed by all its military competitors and commercial adversaries.
Sify claimed: "Simplistic story with a hard hitting impact, "Mayakkam Enna" will stay with you".
Some opponents claim that complicated tax decisions are best decided by deliberation based on well-informed argument and informed consent, such as presumably occurs in legislatures, rather than the simplistic and emotionally-charged appeals that tend to dominate referendums.
Some others found it politically simplistic and sentimental. Controversies.
That was echoed by Andrew Martin of "Prefix Magazine" who called the video "super-simplistic, albeit effective."
The Blaney–Criddle equation is a relatively simplistic method for calculating evapotranspiration.
The dopamine hypothesis is now thought to be simplistic, partly because newer antipsychotic medication (atypical antipsychotic medication) can be just as effective as older medication (typical antipsychotic medication), but also affects serotonin function and may have slightly less of a dopamine blocking effect. Interest has also focused on the neurotransmitter glutamate and the reduced function of the NMDA glutamate receptor in schizophrenia, largely because of the abnormally low levels of glutamate receptors found in the postmortem brains of those diagnosed with schizophrenia, and the discovery that glutamate-blocking drugs such as phencyclidine and ketamine can mimic the symptoms and cognitive problems associated with the condition.
The more simplistic perception that they only show hunter-gatherers' attempts to acquire food is now thought to be naïve.
The most simplistic drive mechanism of stand-up scooters is the "spindle" drive.
The previous elaborate "burners" on the outside of cars were now marred with simplistic marker tags which often soaked through the paint.
The simple ones are really simplistic, two-minute songs, and the journey songs are like 12 parts".
The simplistic financial model was criticised, as was the lack of long-requested features such as lefty/righty splits and more managerial options.
The suspension systems of stand-up scooters range from simplistic spring based fork systems to the complicated, dampened cam-link and C.I.D.L.I suspension mechanisms.
The US, Japanese and European releases feature different theme music with the US version using "Fly" by Loudmouth, the Japanese version using "Shade" by Feeder and the European version using "Dreamer" by Cast. Being released late in the PlayStation's life, Omega Boost is said to have some of the best graphics on the console with parts of the game running at 60 frame/s. The game was criticised by some reviewers for being too short (Nine levels with nine unlockable special missions) and simplistic.
This keeps us hooked and does not let the narrative become simplistic.
This simplistic explanation for the development of Hamilton in the early twentieth century leaves much unexamined, but one conclusion cannot be disputed.
Thus models that framed scientific development as continuous, such as that of Comte and Émile Meyerson, seemed simplistic and erroneous to Bachelard. Through his concept of "epistemological break", Bachelard underlined the discontinuity at work in the history of sciences.
Unlike other genres of Avant-Garde at the time, minimalist art used not only a set of philosophical properties when it came to the production of their In order to rid their art of any extra-visual influence, Minimalist paintings used hard edge painting, a simplistic form, and a linear approach to emphasize two-dimensionality and to allow the viewer an immediate, purely visual response to art in comparison to any other sort of response.

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