(?), n. [F. simplicit, L. simplicitas. See Simple.] 1. The quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths.
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2. The quality or state of being not complex, or of consisting of few parts; as, the simplicity of a machine.
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3. Artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity; lack of acuteness and sagacity.
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Marquis Dorset, a man, for his harmless simplicity neither misliked nor much regarded.
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In wit a man; simplicity a child.
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4. Freedom from artificial ornament, pretentious style, or luxury; plainness; as, simplicity of dress, of style, or of language; simplicity of diet; simplicity of life.
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5. Freedom from subtlety or abstruseness; clearness; as, the simplicity of a doctrine; the simplicity of an explanation or a demonstration.
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6. Weakness of intellect; silliness; folly.
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How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning?
Prov. i. 22.
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