simplism

noun
sim·​plism | \ ˈsim-ˌpli-zəm How to pronounce simplism (audio) \

Definition of simplism

: the act or an instance of oversimplifying especially : the reduction of a problem to a false simplicity by ignoring complicating factors

First Known Use of simplism

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Simplism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simplism. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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