[ sim-pliz-uhm ]

  1. 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.

  2. an act or instance of oversimplifying: to offer simplisms instead of analyses.

Origin of simplism

First recorded in 1880–85; simple + -ism

Words Nearby simplism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023