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 of simplicity plainness, unsophistication Words Related to simplicity homogeneity, homogeneousness, uniformity, unity Antonyms of simplicity complexity, complexness, complicacy, complicatedness, complication, elaborateness, intricacy, intricateness, sophistication

  2. 2 clearness of expression the simplicity of this poem is beautiful Synonyms of simplicity clarity, explicitness, lucidity, lucidness, perspicuity, perspicuousness Words Related to simplicity incision, incisiveness; directness, forthrightness, openness, straightforwardness; readability, readableness; comprehensibility, intelligibility, legibility Near Antonyms of simplicity 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 of simplicity 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 of simplicity 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, zaninessWords Related to simplicity 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 of simplicity logicality, logicalness, rationality, rationalness, reasonability, reasonableness, validity; discernment, insight, perception, percipienceAntonyms of simplicity 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 of simplicity artlessness, greenness, guilelessness, ingenuousness, innocence, naiveness, naivety (also naïvety) [chiefly British], naturalness, simplemindedness, simpleness, naïveté, unsophistication, unworldliness, viridityWords Related to simplicity 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 of simplicity affectedness, artificiality, pretentiousness; deviousness, dishonesty, insincerity; disbelief, doubtfulness, incredulity, suspiciousness; carefulness, caution, street smarts, wariness; pessimism, skepticism; maturityAntonyms of simplicity artfulness, cynicism, knowingness, sophistication, worldliness

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