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English noun: simpleness

1. simpleness (attribute) a lack of penetration or subtlety


SamplesThey took advantage of her simplicity.


Synonymssimple mindedness, simplicity


Broader (hypernym)naiveness, naivete, naivety

2. simpleness (attribute) the quality of being simple or uncompounded


SamplesThe simplicity of a crystal.


Synonymssimplicity


Broader (hypernym)quality


Antonymscomplexity, complexness

3. simpleness (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, simplicity


Broader (hypernym)quality


Narrower (hyponym)effortlessness


Attributeeasy


Antonymsdifficultness, difficulty

4. simpleness (attribute) lack of ornamentation


SamplesThe room was simply decorated with great restraint.


Synonymschasteness, restraint, simplicity


Broader (hypernym)plainness









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