Associations to the word «Simplicity»


SIMPLICITY, noun. The quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths.
SIMPLICITY, noun. The quality or state of being not complex, or of consisting of few parts; as, the simplicity of a machine.
SIMPLICITY, noun. Artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity; lack of acuteness and sagacity.
SIMPLICITY, noun. Freedom from artificial ornament, pretentious style, or luxury; plainness; as, simplicity of dress, of style, or of language; simplicity of diet; simplicity of life.
SIMPLICITY, noun. Freedom from subtlety or abstruseness; clearness; as, the simplicity of a doctrine; the simplicity of an explanation or a demonstration.
SIMPLICITY, noun. Freedom from complication; efficiency.
SIMPLICITY, noun. Weakness of intellect; silliness; folly.
SIMPLICITY, noun. (rare) An act or instance of foolishness.

Dictionary definition

SIMPLICITY, noun. The quality of being simple or uncompounded; "the simplicity of a crystal".
SIMPLICITY, noun. A lack of penetration or subtlety; "they took advantage of her simplicity".
SIMPLICITY, noun. Absence of affectation or pretense.
SIMPLICITY, noun. Freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort; "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease"; "they put it into containers for ease of transportation"; "the very easiness of the deed held her back".
SIMPLICITY, noun. Lack of ornamentation; "the room was simply decorated with great restraint".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn