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verb as in make too simple

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While this little fable may oversimplify the history of work in America over the past century, it’s not that far off.

From Vox

Here are a few oversimplified pieces for the sake of brevity.

To call it a story about Korean immigrants and the American Dream is to somehow both oversimplify and overspecify its magic.

Strohminger finds their story intuitive, although perhaps oversimplified.

Certain conditions predictably lead to high conflict—including oversimplified, binary choices and buried grievances that go unaddressed.

From Time

Today, to oversimplify somewhat, the white working class resembles the inner city blacks of 1965.

Traders, like the rest of us, have bodies, and to ignore them is to greatly oversimplify how the financial markets work.

Almost by definition, absolutists oversimplify, turning everything into a fight between angels and devils.

The author of this book recently told the BBC, “Fiction re-complicates what politicians wish to oversimplify.”

It is folly to attempt to oversimplify that which is of its nature complex.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to oversimplify, such as: reduce, simplify, and over reduce.

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