noun (simplicities, -)
Etymology: From simplicite.
- 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.
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