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English noun: simplicity

1. simplicity (attribute) the quality of being simple or uncompounded


SamplesThe simplicity of a crystal.


Synonymssimpleness


Broader (hypernym)quality


Antonymscomplexity, complexness

2. simplicity (attribute) a lack of penetration or subtlety


SamplesThey took advantage of her simplicity.


Synonymssimple mindedness, simpleness


Broader (hypernym)naiveness, naivete, naivety

3. simplicity (attribute) absence of affectation or pretense


Synonymssimmpleness


Broader (hypernym)naturalness

4. simplicity (attribute) freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymsease, easiness, simpleness


Broader (hypernym)quality


Narrower (hyponym)effortlessness


Attributeeasy


Antonymsdifficultness, difficulty

5. simplicity (attribute) lack of ornamentation


SamplesThe room was simply decorated with great restraint.


Synonymschasteness, restraint, simpleness


Broader (hypernym)plainness









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