simplicity

[ sim-plis-i-tee ]
/ sɪmˈplɪs ɪ ti /

noun, plural sim·plic·i·ties.

the state, quality, or an instance of being simple.
freedom from complexity, intricacy, or division into parts: an organism of great simplicity.
absence of luxury, pretentiousness, ornament, etc.; plainness: a life of simplicity.
freedom from deceit or guile; sincerity; artlessness; naturalness: a simplicity of manner.
lack of mental acuteness or shrewdness: Politics is not a field for simplicity about human nature.

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Origin of simplicity

1325–75; Middle English simplicite (< Old French simplicité) < Latin simplicitās simpleness, equivalent to simplici- (stem of simplex) simplex + -tās -ty2

OTHER WORDS FROM simplicity

non·sim·plic·i·ty, noun, plural non·sim·plic·i·ties.o·ver·sim·plic·i·ty, nounsu·per·sim·plic·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for simplicity

simplicity
/ (sɪmˈplɪsɪtɪ) /

noun

the quality or condition of being simple
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