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simplicity

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People who are sensible about love are incapable of it.
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Etymology

From Old French simplicite.

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
simplicity

Plural
simplicities

simplicity (simplicities)
  1. The quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths.
  2. The quality or state of being not complex, or of consisting of few parts; as, the simplicity of a machine.
  3. Artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity; lack of acuteness and sagacity.
  4. Freedom from artificial ornament, pretentious style, or luxury; plainness; as, simplicity of dress, of style, or of language; simplicity of diet; simplicity of life.
  5. Freedom from subtlety or abstruseness; clearness; as, the simplicity of a doctrine; the simplicity of an explanation or a demonstration.
  6. Weakness of intellect; silliness; folly.

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Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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