Meaning of SIMPLICITY in English

SIMPLICITY

transcription, транскрипция: [ sim-ˈpli-sə-tē, -ˈplis-tē ]

noun

( plural -ties )

Etymology: Middle English simplicite, from Anglo-French simplicité, from Latin simplicitat-, simplicitas, from simplic-, simplex

Date: 14th century

1. : the state of being simple, uncomplicated, or uncompounded

2.

a. : lack of subtlety or penetration : innocence , naivete

b. : folly , silliness

3. : freedom from pretense or guile : candor

4.

a. : directness of expression : clarity

b. : restraint in ornamentation : austerity

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