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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Simplicity  \Sim*plic"i*ty\,  n.  [F.  simplicit['e],  L. 
  simplicitas  See  {Simple}.] 
  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. 
  Marquis  Dorset,  a  man,  for  his  harmless  simplicity 
  neither  misliked  nor  much  regarded.  --Hayward. 
  In  wit  a  man;  simplicity  a  child.  --Pope. 
  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. 
  How  long,  ye  simple  ones,  will  ye  love  simplicity? 
  and  the  scorners  delight  in  their  scorning?  --Prov. 
  i.  22. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  simple  or  uncompounded;  "the  simplicity 
  of  a  crystal"  [syn:  {simpleness}]  [ant:  {complexity}] 
  2:  a  lack  of  penetration  or  subtlety;  "they  took  advantage  of 
  her  simplicity"  [syn:  {simple  mindedness}] 
  3:  absence  of  affectation  or  pretense 
  4:  freedom  from  difficulty  or  hardship  or  effort:  "he  rose 
  through  the  ranks  with  apparent  ease";  "they  put  it  into 
  containers  for  ease  of  transportation"  [syn:  {ease},  {easiness}] 
  [ant:  {difficulty}] 
  5:  lack  of  ornamentation  [syn:  {chasteness},  {restraint}] 

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