1. a simplification that goes too far (to the point of misrepresentation)
  2. an act of excessive simplification; the act of making something seem simpler than it really is
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How To Use simplism In A Sentence

  • Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. Castro Interviewed on Soviet Collapse, Stalin
  • We are threatened today by a new simplism which consists in reducing everything to the war on terrorism.
  • The issue of his supposed flip-flop on the war is part of the media's apparent embrace of ‘simplism as the new integrity.’
  • The economic situation is very much like that, and the ranting you hear about how it's going has major components grounded in simplism. Talking Our Way Out of the Great Recession
  • A good teacher is a master of simplification and an enemy of simplism. DB's Medical Rants
  • Despite his descent into simplism and banality in his later work, this poem shows the brilliant talent he possessed as a young poet. Archive 2006-10-01
  • By non-fundamentalist, I mean he opposes "simplism" or simple minded thinking. Archive 2008-05-01
  • Your analysis falls into the typical simplism of those who dont understand the complexity of our HCS and tends to be trivialize it in a simple argument of Amricans being backward and caring more for their money than their country's health and so on. The Guardian World News
  • Simplism design style is the way in all areas of refining and ideological cohesion, and its simplicity, the characteristics of the abstract has been developed into a design aesthetic.
  • Perhaps its because rather than insight and thoughtfulness, Greenwald and his black-and-white philosophical simplism comforts those who are too lazy or too insecure to do the heavy-lifting it would require to wrap their minds around complex issues, most of which resist being corraled into highly partisan explanations. The "Stupid" Dialogue.
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