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simplicity (n.)

late 14c., "singleness of nature, unity, indivisibility; immutability," from Old French simplicite (12c., Modern French simplicité), from Latin simplicitatem (nominative simplicitas) "state of being simple, frankness, openness, artlessness, candor, directness," from simplex (genitive simplicis) "simple" (see simplex). Sense of "ignorance" is from c. 1400; that of "simplicity of expression, plainness of style" is early 15c.

Middle English also had simplesse, from French, attested in English from mid-14c. in sense "humility, lack of pride," late 14c. as "wholeness, unity;" c. 1400 as "ignorance."

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Definitions of simplicity

simplicity (n.)
the quality of being simple or uncompounded;
the simplicity of a crystal
Synonyms: simpleness
simplicity (n.)
a lack of penetration or subtlety;
they took advantage of her simplicity
Synonyms: simpleness / simple mindedness
simplicity (n.)
absence of affectation or pretense;
Synonyms: simmpleness
simplicity (n.)
freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort;
Synonyms: ease / easiness / simpleness
simplicity (n.)
lack of ornamentation;
Synonyms: chasteness / restraint / simpleness
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