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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.


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


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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