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Noun: simplicity  sim'pli-si-tee
  1. The quality of being simple or uncompounded
    "the simplicity of a crystal";
    - simpleness
     
  2. A lack of penetration or subtlety
    "they took advantage of her simplicity";
    - simpleness, simple mindedness
     
  3. Absence of affectation or pretence
    - simpleness
     
  4. Freedom from difficulty, hardship or effort
    "he rose through the ranks with apparent simplicity";
    - ease, easiness, simpleness
     
  5. Lack of ornamentation
    "the room was simply decorated with great simplicity";
    - chasteness, restraint, simpleness

Derived forms: simplicities

See also: easy

Type of: naiveness, naiveté, naïveté, naivety, naturalness, plainness, quality

Antonym: complexity

Encyclopedia: Simplicity