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simplicity

noun sim·plic·i·ty \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
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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
SIMPLICITIES Defined for Kids

simplicity

noun sim·plic·i·ty \sim-ˈpli-sə-tē\
plural sim·plic·i·ties

Definition of SIMPLICITY for Kids

1
:  the quality or state of being simple or plain and not complicated or difficult
2
:  sincerity
3
:  directness or clearness in speaking or writing

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