- exaggerated simplicity, as in concentrating on a single aspect or factor of a problem or situation while disregarding others; oversimplification: The senator is given to simplism in dealing with international issues.
- an act or instance of oversimplifying: to offer simplisms instead of analyses.
Origin of simplism
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