[ sim-pliz-uh m ]
/ ˈsɪm plɪz əm /


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

First recorded in 1880–85; simple + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for simplism



"oversimplification," 1955, from simple (adj.) + -ism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper