stop grinning at me like a simpleton
What am I, a simpleton when it comes to golf (among other things), supposed to believe?
I was mocked as a simpleton when I sang of birds and bees and flowers like a child.
Is God a fool, a simpleton who can be fobbed off with an empty formula of words?
In Shakespeare, probity is the possession of stout-hearted simpletons , such as Florizel, Bassanio, and Duke Orsino.
In today's ‘inclusive’ society, it is okay to denigrate sections of the electorate as simpletons if they are still gripped by the power of faith.
He may be a fool, but actual gurning simpletons generally don't make it far in his profession.
But he does not dismiss the Germans as simpletons .
People think planners are simpletons , local government idiots, but they're not.
We would be deeply insulted if someone called us fools or simpletons should have sufficient pride not to insult ourselves by behaving in a manner that would warrant such epithets.