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Meaning of SIMPLICITY

Pronunciation:  sim'plisitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  lack of ornamentation; "the room was simply decorated with great restraint"
  2. [n]  freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort; "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease"; "they put it into containers for ease of transportation"
  3. [n]  the quality of being simple or uncompounded; "the simplicity of a crystal"
  4. [n]  absence of affectation or pretense
  5. [n]  a lack of penetration or subtlety; "they took advantage of her simplicity"
 

SIMPLICITY is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: chasteness, ease, easiness, restraint, simple mindedness, simpleness
 
 Antonyms: complexity, complexness, difficultness, difficulty
 
 See Also: effortlessness, naiveness, naivete, naivety, naturalness, plainness, quality

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sim*plic"i*ty\, n. [F. simplicit['e], L.
simplicitas. See {Simple}.]
1. The quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or
   uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths.

2. The quality or state of being not complex, or of
   consisting of few parts; as, the simplicity of a machine.

3. Artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity;
   lack of acuteness and sagacity.

         Marquis Dorset, a man, for his harmless simplicity
         neither misliked nor much regarded.   --Hayward.

         In wit a man; simplicity a child.     --Pope.

4. Freedom from artificial ornament, pretentious style, or
   luxury; plainness; as, simplicity of dress, of style, or
   of language; simplicity of diet; simplicity of life.

5. Freedom from subtlety or abstruseness; clearness; as, the
   simplicity of a doctrine; the simplicity of an explanation
   or a demonstration.

6. Weakness of intellect; silliness; folly.

         How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity?
         and the scorners delight in their scorning? --Prov.
                                               i. 22.

 

 

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