What does simplicity mean?

Definitions for simplicity
sɪmˈplɪs ɪ tisim·plic·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. simplicity, simplenessnoun

    the quality of being simple or uncompounded

    "the simplicity of a crystal"

  2. simplicity, simpleness, simple mindednessnoun

    a lack of penetration or subtlety

    "they took advantage of her simplicity"

  3. simplicity, simmplenessnoun

    absence of affectation or pretense

  4. ease, easiness, simplicity, simplenessnoun

    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, simplenessnoun

    lack of ornamentation

    "the room was simply decorated with great restraint"

Wiktionary

  1. simplicitynoun

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

    Etymology: From simplicite, from simplicitas, from simplex; see simple.

  2. simplicitynoun

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

    Etymology: From simplicite, from simplicitas, from simplex; see simple.

  3. simplicitynoun

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

    Etymology: From simplicite, from simplicitas, from simplex; see simple.

  4. simplicitynoun

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

    Etymology: From simplicite, from simplicitas, from simplex; see simple.

  5. simplicitynoun

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

    Etymology: From simplicite, from simplicitas, from simplex; see simple.

  6. simplicitynoun

    Weakness of intellect; silliness; folly.

    Etymology: From simplicite, from simplicitas, from simplex; see simple.

  7. simplicitynoun

    An act or instance of foolishness.

    Etymology: From simplicite, from simplicitas, from simplex; see simple.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Simplicitynoun

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

    Etymology: [F. simplicit, L. simplicitas. See Simple.]

  2. Simplicitynoun

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

    Etymology: [F. simplicit, L. simplicitas. See Simple.]

  3. Simplicitynoun

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

    Etymology: [F. simplicit, L. simplicitas. See Simple.]

  4. Simplicitynoun

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

    Etymology: [F. simplicit, L. simplicitas. See Simple.]

  5. Simplicitynoun

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

    Etymology: [F. simplicit, L. simplicitas. See Simple.]

  6. Simplicitynoun

    weakness of intellect; silliness; folly

    Etymology: [F. simplicit, L. simplicitas. See Simple.]

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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of simplicity in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of simplicity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of simplicity in a Sentence

  1. Secretary Wilkie:

    In the case of Jefferson Davis, we must tell America the truth about the complicated man who carried with Jefferson Davis the dreams of Southern independence, jefferson Davis life was the reflection of the simplicity and perseverance of a proud people ; men and women who endured the horror of defeat and its equally hellish aftermath ; men and women who through their Christian prism understood the fall of man and the imperfection of human institutions -- that not all of man's noble experiments succeed.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Most of the inventors, even today, secretly wish that they had invented Jeans, because of the beauty and grace coupled with simplicity and comfort that blue Jeans have created in our world. Yours truly is no exception either! What's more, I love wearing Jeans as casual wear, especially during the weekends. I also think that whenever a celebrity or a beauty or a genius wears jeans, it always makes the most impactful fashion statement, loud and clear!

  3. Hazlitt:

    Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Happiness is in simplicity. To be happy, always try to have happy thoughts.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Our main purpose of life is to be happy. Happiness is in simplicity, and the most amazing things about life is that it is so simple.

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