simplicity

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
sim•plic•i•ty /sɪmˈplɪsɪti/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -ties. 
  1. [uncountable] the state or quality of being simple.
  2. [countable] an instance or example of this.
  3. [uncountable] the absence of luxury or ornament;
    plainness.
See -plic-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
sim•plic•i•ty  (sim plisi tē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ties. 
  1. the state, quality, or an instance of being simple.
  2. freedom from complexity, intricacy, or division into parts:an organism of great simplicity.
  3. absence of luxury, pretentiousness, ornament, etc.;
    plainness:a life of simplicity.
  4. freedom from deceit or guile;
    sincerity;
    artlessness;
    naturalness:a simplicity of manner.
  5. lack of mental acuteness or shrewdness:Politics is not a field for simplicity about human nature.
  • Latin simplicitās simpleness, equivalent. to simplici- (stem of simplex) simplex + -tās -ty2
  • Old French simplicité)
  • Middle English simplicite ( 1325–75
    • 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged candor, directness, honesty.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

simplicity /sɪmˈplɪsɪtɪ/ n
  1. the quality or condition of being simple



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