The quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths. (noun)
The quality or state of being not complex, or of consisting of few parts; as, the simplicity of a machine. (noun)
Artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity; lack of acuteness and sagacity. (noun)
Freedom from artificial ornament, pretentious style, or luxury; plainness; as, simplicity of dress, of style, or of language; simplicity of diet; simplicity of life. (noun)
Freedom from subtlety or abstruseness; clearness; as, the simplicity of a doctrine; the simplicity of an explanation or a demonstration. (noun)
Weakness of intellect; silliness; folly. (noun)
An act or instance of foolishness. (noun)
Examples of word simplicity
The term simplicity has two significations in English.
Dandy was now upon what they call the simplicity dodge; that is to say, he affected that character of wisdom for which certain individuals, whose knowledge of life no earthly experience ever can improve, are so extremely anxious to get credit.
To remedy this inconvenience, he concludes this spiritual substance much more noble than matter; that its prodigious subtilty, which he calls simplicity, but which is only the effect of metaphysical abstraction, secures it from decomposition, from dissolution, from all those revolutions, to which material bodies, as produced by nature, are evidently exposed.
The head of the same committee in the House, Rep. Bill Deeken, R-Jefferson City, said he likes the idea in principle and would be willing to have the bill heard, something Nodler said he expects because of what he called the simplicity of the legislation.
A part of the issue may be that the word "simplicity" is that element which is quite often focused upon and in a rather narrow sense at that.