simplism

noun

sim·​plism ˈsim-ˌpli-zəm How to pronounce simplism (audio)
: the act or an instance of oversimplifying
especially : the reduction of a problem to a false simplicity by ignoring complicating factors

Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of simplism was in 1840

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“Simplism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simplism. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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