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simplicity (naturalness)

Definition:

absence of affectation or pretense

Class:

attribute noun (attributes of people and objects)

Plural:

simplicities

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

simmpleness

Etymology:

Old French simplicite (French simplicité), from Latin simplicitatem (nominative...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of simplicity...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Simplicity

the state or quality of being simple. It usually relates to the burden which a thing puts on someone trying to explain or understand it. Something which is easy to understand or explain is simple, in contrast to something complicated. Alternatively, as... (42 of 924 words)

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Simplicity (disambiguation)

the property, condition, or quality of being simple or un-combined. Simplicity may also refer to: Simplicity (Tim Curry album), 1981 | Simplicity (Joe Pass album), 1967 | Simplicity (photography), a photographic technique | Simplicity Outdoor, a... (33 of 113 words, 8 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

simplicity

the quality or condition of being simple (7 of 375 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/simplicity

Merriam-Webster:

simplicity | simplicities [plural] | innocence [synonym, sense-specific] | candor [synonym, sense-specific] | austerity [synonym, sense-specific] | folly [synonym, sense-specific] | clarity [synonym, sense-specific] | naiveté [synonym, sense-specific] | silliness [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the state of being simple, uncomplicated, or uncompounded | lack of subtlety or penetration; "innocence", "naiveté" ; "folly", "silliness" | freedom ... (19 of 151 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/simplicity

Wiktionary:

simplicity | simplicities [plural] | complexity [antonym, sense-specific] | plainness [synonym, sense-specific] | clearness [synonym, sense-specific] | silliness [synonym, sense-specific] | folly [synonym, sense-specific]

The quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths. | The quality or state of being not complex, or of consisting of few parts; as, the simplicity of a machine. | Artlessness of mind; freedom from ... (43 of 118 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/simplicity

Oxford Dictionary:

simplicity | be simplicity itself

the quality or condition of being easy to understand or do | the quality or condition of being plain or uncomplicated in form or design | a thing that ... (27 of 111 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/simplicity

Random House Dictionary:

simplicity | simplicities [plural]

the state, quality, or an instance of being simple. | freedom from complexity, intricacy, or division into parts. | absence of luxury, ... (20 of 73 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/simplicity

American Heritage Dictionary:

simplicity | simplicities [plural]

The property, condition, or quality of being simple or uncombined. | Absence of luxury or showiness; plainness. | Absence of affectation or pretense. ... (21 of 64 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/simplicity

Macmillan British Dictionary:

simplicity [uncountable] | be simplicity itself

the quality of being simple | "be simplicity itself": to be very simple (12 of 53 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/simplicity

New World Dictionary:

simplicity | simplicities [plural]

a simple state or quality, as of form or composition; freedom from intricacy or complexity | absence of elegance, embellishment, luxury, etc.; ... (21 of 47 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/simplicity

Cambridge Dictionary:

simplicity [entry 1]

when something is easy to understand or do (8 of 31 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/simplicity 1

simplicity [entry 2]

when something is ordinary, traditional or natural and not complicated (10 of 34 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/simplicity 2

simplicity [entry 3]

when something is plain and has no decoration (8 of 17 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/simplicity 3

Encarta Dictionary:

simplicity | simplicities [plural]

a lack of complexity, complication, embellishment, or difficulty | a simple quality or thing (13 of 41 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861732764​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

simplicity

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old French simplicite (French simplicité), from Latin simplicitatem (nominative simplicitas) "state of being simple", from ... (18 of 34 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=simplicity

American Heritage Dictionary:

simplicity | simplicities [plural]

Origin: Middle English simplicite, from Old French, from Latin simplicitās, from simplex, simplic-, simple; see sem- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/simplicity

Merriam-Webster:

simplicity | simplicities [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English simplicite, from Anglo-French simplicité, from Latin simplicitat-, simplicitas, from simplic-, simplex

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/simplicity

Oxford Dictionary:

simplicity

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French simplicite or Latin simplicitas, from simplex (see "simplex")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/simplicity

Wiktionary:

simplicity

Origin: Old French simplicite, from Latin simplicitas, from simplex ("simple"); see simple.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/simplicity

New World Dictionary:

simplicity | simplicities [plural]

Origin: Middle English simplicite from Old French simplicité from Latin simplicitas

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/simplicity

Encarta Dictionary:

simplicity | simplicities [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: French from Latin simplicitas from simplic-, stem of simplex from simplus "simple"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861732764​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

simplicity

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "simplicity"

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Collins Dictionary:

simplicity

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "simplicity"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/simplicity

Macmillan British Dictionary:

simplicity [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "simplicity"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/simplicity

Macmillan American Dictionary:

simplicity [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "simplicity"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/simplicity

Cambridge Dictionary:

simplicity [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "simplicity"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "simplicity"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/simplicity 2

the Free Dictionary:

simplicity

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "simplicity"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "simplicity"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "simplicity" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/simplicity

Google Dictionary:

simplicity | simplicities [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "simplicity"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

simplicity

Audio: North American pronunciation of "simplicity"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=simpli​03 word=simplicity

YourDictionary Audio:

simplicity

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "simplicity" by speech synthesizer

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