Definitions for Simplicitysɪmˈplɪs ɪ ti
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sim•plic•i•tysɪmˈplɪs ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.
the state, quality, or an instance of being simple.
freedom from complexity or intricacy.
absence of luxury, pretentiousness, ornament, etc.; plainness.
freedom from deceit or guile; sincerity; artlessness.
Origin of simplicity:
1325–75; (< OF) < L simplicitās simpleness, der. of simplic- (s. of simplex) simplex
the quality of being simple or uncompounded
"the simplicity of a crystal"
simplicity, simpleness, simple mindedness(noun)
a lack of penetration or subtlety
"they took advantage of her simplicity"
absence of affectation or pretense
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"
chasteness, restraint, simplicity, simpleness(noun)
lack of ornamentation
"the room was simply decorated with great restraint"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
simplicity(noun)ɪmˈplɪs ɪ ti
the quality or fact of being simple
the simplicity of the design; people searching for simplicity in their lives
The quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths.
The quality or state of being not complex, or of consisting of few parts; as, the simplicity of a machine.
Artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity; lack of acuteness and sagacity.
Freedom from artificial ornament, pretentious style, or luxury; plainness; as, simplicity of dress, of style, or of language; simplicity of diet; simplicity of life.
Freedom from subtlety or abstruseness; clearness; as, the simplicity of a doctrine; the simplicity of an explanation or a demonstration.
Weakness of intellect; silliness; folly.
An act or instance of foolishness.
Origin: From simplicite, from simplicitas, from simplex; see simple.
the quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths
the quality or state of being not complex, or of consisting of few parts; as, the simplicity of a machine
artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity; lack of acuteness and sagacity
freedom from artificial ornament, pretentious style, or luxury; plainness; as, simplicity of dress, of style, or of language; simplicity of diet; simplicity of life
freedom from subtlety or abstruseness; clearness; as, the simplicity of a doctrine; the simplicity of an explanation or a demonstration
weakness of intellect; silliness; folly
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.
Translations for Simplicity
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the state of being simple
The beauty of this idea is its simplicity; He answered with a child's simplicity.
- simplicidadePortuguese (BR)
- die Einfachheit, die EinfaltGerman
- simpelhed; enkelhedDanish
- απλότητα, λιτότητα, αφέλειαGreek
- lihtsus, lihtsameelsusEstonian
- सरलता, आसानी, सादगीHindi
- jednostavnost, nevinostCroatian
- prostota, naturalnośćPolish
- ساده توب، اسانتيا،څرګندوالى، وضاحت، طبيعي توب، بې تكليفي: جهالت، بيړاتوبPashto
- простота; простодушиеRussian
- enkelhet, naturlighet, rättframhetSwedish
- saflık, basitlikTurkish
- 樸素，簡單，率真Chinese (Trad.)
- простота; простодушністьUkrainian
- sự đơn giảnVietnamese
- 简明，朴素，直率Chinese (Simp.)
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