Synonyms and Antonyms of simplicity

  1. 1 the quality or state of having a form or structure of few parts or elements the simplicity of this machine should ensure ease of use by almost anyone Synonyms plainness, unsophistication Related Words homogeneity, homogeneousness, uniformity, unity Antonyms complexity, complexness, complicacy, complicatedness, complication, elaborateness, intricacy, intricateness, sophistication

  2. 2 clearness of expression the simplicity of this poem is beautiful Synonyms clarity, explicitness, lucidity, lucidness, perspicuity, perspicuousness Related Words incision, incisiveness; directness, forthrightness, openness, straightforwardness; readability, readableness; comprehensibility, intelligibility, legibility Near Antonyms ambiguity, ambiguousness, equivocalness, equivocation, inscrutability, inscrutableness, obliqueness, obliquity, opacity, opaqueness; impenetrability, incomprehensibility, incomprehensibleness, unintelligibility, unintelligibleness; circuitousness, deviousness, indirectness, indistinctness; dimness, disjointedness, incoherence; faintness, fuzziness, muddiness, nebulousness, vagueness Antonyms obscureness, obscurity, unclarity

  3. 3 lack of good sense or judgment the stupefying simplicity of the generals who thought that war would be over in a month! Synonyms absurdity, asininity, balminess, brainlessness, craziness, daftness, dippiness, dottiness, fatuity, fatuousness, folly, imbecility, inanity, insanity, lunacy, madness, nonsensicalness, nuttiness, preposterousness, senselessness, silliness, foolishness, unwisdom, wackiness, witlessness, zaninessRelated Words denseness, dim-wittedness, doltishness, dopiness, dullness (also dulness), dumbness, feeblemindedness, gormlessness [chiefly British], idiocy, mindlessness, oafishness, obtuseness, simplemindedness, simpleness, slowness, stupidity, stupidness, vacuity; fallacy, irrationality, unreasonableness; kookiness, weirdness; laughableness, ludicrousness, ridiculousnessNear Antonyms logicality, logicalness, rationality, rationalness, reasonability, reasonableness, validity; discernment, insight, perception, percipienceAntonyms prudence, sagaciousness, sagacity, sageness, sanity, sapience, sensibleness, soundness, wisdom

  4. 4 the quality or state of being simple and sincere answered the judge's questions with childlike simplicity Synonyms artlessness, greenness, guilelessness, ingenuousness, innocence, naiveness, naivety (also naïvety) [chiefly British], naturalness, simplemindedness, simpleness, naïveté, unsophistication, unworldliness, viridityRelated Words candor, frankness, genuineness, honesty, openness, sincerity, straightforwardness, unaffectedness, unpretentiousness; callowness, childishness, coltishness, inexperience, rawness; insularity, parochialism, provincialism; carelessness, heedlessness, thoughtlessness; ignorance, obliviousness, unawareness; credulity, credulousness, gullibility, impressionability; idealism, impracticality, optimismNear Antonyms affectedness, artificiality, pretentiousness; deviousness, dishonesty, insincerity; disbelief, doubtfulness, incredulity, suspiciousness; carefulness, caution, street smarts, wariness; pessimism, skepticism; maturityAntonyms artfulness, cynicism, knowingness, sophistication, worldliness

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