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Definition of "simplicity" []

  • The property, condition, or quality of being simple or uncombined. (noun)
  • Absence of luxury or showiness; plainness. (noun)
  • Absence of affectation or pretense. (noun)
  • Lack of sophistication or subtlety; naiveté. (noun)
  • Lack of good sense or intelligence; foolishness. (noun)
  • The quality or condition of being simple (noun)

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Use "simplicity" in a sentence
  • "The term simplicity has two significations in English."
  • "Dandy was now upon what they call the simplicity dodge; that is to say, he affected that character of wisdom for which certain individuals, whose knowledge of life no earthly experience ever can improve, are so extremely anxious to get credit."
  • "To remedy this inconvenience, he concludes this spiritual substance much more noble than matter; that its prodigious subtilty, which he calls simplicity, but which is only the effect of metaphysical abstraction, secures it from decomposition, from dissolution, from all those revolutions, to which material bodies, as produced by nature, are evidently exposed."