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English Dictionary: simplicity by the DICT Development Group
2 results for simplicity
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the quality of being simple or uncompounded; "the simplicity of a crystal"
    Synonym(s): simplicity, simpleness
    Antonym(s): complexity, complexness
  2. a lack of penetration or subtlety; "they took advantage of her simplicity"
    Synonym(s): simplicity, simpleness, simple mindedness
  3. absence of affectation or pretense
    Synonym(s): simplicity, simmpleness
  4. 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"
    Synonym(s): ease, easiness, simplicity, simpleness
    Antonym(s): difficultness, difficulty
  5. lack of ornamentation; "the room was simply decorated with great restraint"
    Synonym(s): chasteness, restraint, simplicity, simpleness
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Simplicity \Sim*plic"i*ty\, n. [F. simplicit[82], L.
      simplicitas. See {Simple}.]
      1. The quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or
            uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths.
      2. The quality or state of being not complex, or of
            consisting of few parts; as, the simplicity of a machine.
      3. Artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity;
            lack of acuteness and sagacity.
                     Marquis Dorset, a man, for his harmless simplicity
                     neither misliked nor much regarded.   --Hayward.
                     In wit a man; simplicity a child.      --Pope.
      4. 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. Freedom from subtlety or abstruseness; clearness; as, the
            simplicity of a doctrine; the simplicity of an explanation
            or a demonstration.
      6. Weakness of intellect; silliness; folly.
                     How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity?
                     and the scorners delight in their scorning? --Prov.
                                                                              i. 22.
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