[ UK /sɪmplˈɪsɪti/ ]
[ US /sɪmˈpɫɪsəti, sɪmˈpɫɪsɪti/ ]
  1. freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
    the very easiness of the deed held her back
    they put it into containers for ease of transportation
    he rose through the ranks with apparent ease
  2. the quality of being simple or uncompounded
    the simplicity of a crystal
  3. absence of affectation or pretense
  4. lack of ornamentation
    the room was simply decorated with great restraint
  5. a lack of penetration or subtlety
    they took advantage of her simplicity
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How To Use simplicity In A Sentence

  • A neo-Classical representation of folk music and simplicity, this small work was written in honor of Enesco and Jora on their 60th and 50th birthdays.
  • The impression of warmth and comfort and beauty predominated, though he was unable to analyze it; while the simplicity delighted him -- expensive simplicity, he decided, and most of it leftovers from the time her father went broke and died. Chapter XVIII
  • It was passed through history by the Shaking Quakers, the Shakers, and that particular song is a call to simplicity, which is very interesting.
  • I decided to go for simplicity, and made compote, in the oven, pairing the rhubarb with some raspberries I had in the freezer.
  • That was seven years ago, when minimalism, simplicity and modernity were prized.
  • While the children may have acted according to the simplicity of their nature and were not considered legally or morally responsible for their actions, the annalist implied that adults should have known better. A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
  • He knows where the work's heart lies and how to conjure its spell from the music 's limpid simplicity and antiquarian turns of phrase. Times, Sunday Times
  • The very simplicity belies the profundity of his ideals, for each title reflects a much deeper insight into a given problem while outlining the mode of operation to be employed.
  • Cadfael found something so significant in that arrow-straight progress towards the church that he followed, candidly curious and officiously helpful, and finding Rafe of Coventry standing hesitant by the parish altar, looking round him at the multiplicity of chapels contained in transepts and chevet, directed him with blunt simplicity to the one he was looking for. The Hermit of Eyton Forest
  • Man-Made is a lazy, hazy exercise in unadorned songcraft, packed with melodies that insinuate themselves with sweet simplicity.
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