Definitions for Simplicitysɪmˈplɪs ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sim•plic•i•tysɪmˈplɪs ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the state, quality, or an instance of being simple.

  2. freedom from complexity or intricacy.

  3. absence of luxury, pretentiousness, ornament, etc.; plainness.

  4. freedom from deceit or guile; sincerity; artlessness.

Origin of simplicity:

1325–75; (< OF) < L simplicitās simpleness, der. of simplic- (s. of simplex) simplex

Princeton's WordNet

  1. simplicity, simpleness(noun)

    the quality of being simple or uncompounded

    "the simplicity of a crystal"

  2. simplicity, simpleness, simple mindedness(noun)

    a lack of penetration or subtlety

    "they took advantage of her simplicity"

  3. simplicity, simmpleness(noun)

    absence of affectation or pretense

  4. ease, easiness, simplicity, simpleness(noun)

    freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort

    "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease"; "they put it into containers for ease of transportation"; "the very easiness of the deed held her back"

  5. chasteness, restraint, simplicity, simpleness(noun)

    lack of ornamentation

    "the room was simply decorated with great restraint"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. simplicity(noun)ɪmˈplɪs ɪ ti

    the quality or fact of being simple

    the simplicity of the design; people searching for simplicity in their lives

Wiktionary

  1. simplicity(Noun)

    The quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths.

  2. simplicity(Noun)

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

  3. simplicity(Noun)

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

  4. simplicity(Noun)

    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. simplicity(Noun)

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

  6. simplicity(Noun)

    Weakness of intellect; silliness; folly.

  7. simplicity(Noun)

    An act or instance of foolishness.

  8. Origin: From simplicite, from simplicitas, from simplex; see simple.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Simplicity(noun)

    the quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths

  2. Simplicity(noun)

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

  3. Simplicity(noun)

    artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity; lack of acuteness and sagacity

  4. Simplicity(noun)

    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. Simplicity(noun)

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

  6. Simplicity(noun)

    weakness of intellect; silliness; folly

Freebase

  1. Simplicity

    Simplicity is the state or quality of being simple. It usually relates to the burden which a thing puts on someone trying to explain or understand it. Something which is easy to understand or explain is simple, in contrast to something complicated. Alternatively, as Herbert A. Simon suggested, something is simple or complex depending on the way we choose to describe it... In some uses, simplicity can be used to imply beauty, purity, or clarity. Simplicity may also be used in a negative connotation to denote a deficit or insufficiency of nuance or complexity of a thing, relative to what is supposed to be required. The concept of simplicity has been related to truth in the field of epistemology. According to Occam's razor, all other things being equal, the simplest theory is the most likely to be true. In the context of human lifestyle, simplicity can denote freedom from hardship, effort or confusion. Specifically, it can refer to a simple living lifestyle. Simplicity is a theme in the Christian religion. According to St. Thomas Aquinas, God is infinitely simple. The Roman Catholic and Anglican religious orders of Franciscans also strive after simplicity. Members of the Religious Society of Friends practice the Testimony of Simplicity, which is the simplifying of one's life in order to focus on things that are most important and disregard or avoid things that are least important.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

simplicity(noun)

the state of being simple

The beauty of this idea is its simplicity; He answered with a child's simplicity.

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