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Definition of Simplicity


  1. The quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths.
  2. The quality or state of being not complex, or of consisting of few parts; as, the simplicity of a machine.
  3. Artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity; lack of acuteness and sagacity.
  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.
  5. Freedom from subtlety or abstruseness; clearness; as, the simplicity of a doctrine; the simplicity of an explanation or a demonstration.
  6. Weakness of intellect; silliness; folly.

Simplicity Quotations

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.
Douglas Horton

That's been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
Steve Jobs

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
Leo Tolstoy

There's something really appealing about the simplicity of black-and-white images.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
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Simplicity Translations

simplicity in German is Einfachheit
simplicity in Spanish is sencillez, simplicidad
simplicity in Swedish is enkelket