simplicity


sim·plic·i·ty

noun \sim-ˈpli-sə-tē, -ˈplis-tē\

: the quality of being easy to understand or use

: the state or quality of being plain or not fancy or complicated

: something that is simple or ordinary but enjoyable

plural sim·plic·i·ties

Full Definition of SIMPLICITY

1
:  the state of being simple, uncomplicated, or uncompounded
2
a :  lack of subtlety or penetration :  innocence, naiveté
b :  folly, silliness
3
:  freedom from pretense or guile :  candor
4
a :  directness of expression :  clarity
b :  restraint in ornamentation :  austerity

Examples of SIMPLICITY

  1. People like the simplicity of the instructions.
  2. the simplicity of the music

Origin of SIMPLICITY

Middle English simplicite, from Anglo-French simplicité, from Latin simplicitat-, simplicitas, from simplic-, simplex
First Known Use: 14th century

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