1. lack of ornamentation

the room was simply decorated with great restraint

Syn: ↑chasteness, ↑restraint, ↑simplicity
Derivationally related forms: ↑simple, ↑simple (for: ↑simplicity), ↑chaste (for: ↑chasteness)
Hypernyms: ↑plainness
2. freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort

he rose through the ranks with apparent ease


they put it into containers for ease of transportation


the very easiness of the deed held her back

Syn: ↑ease, ↑easiness, ↑simplicity
Ant: ↑difficulty (for: ↑ease)
Derivationally related forms: ↑simple, ↑simple (for: ↑simplicity), ↑easy (for: ↑easiness)
Hypernyms: ↑quality
Hyponyms: ↑effortlessness
Attrubites: ↑easy
3. a lack of penetration or subtlety

they took advantage of her simplicity

Derivationally related forms: ↑simple, ↑simple-minded (for: ↑simplicity), ↑simple (for: ↑simplicity)
Hypernyms: ↑naivete, ↑naivety, ↑naiveness
4. the quality of being simple or uncompounded

the simplicity of a crystal

Syn: ↑simplicity
Ant: ↑complexity (for: ↑simplicity)
Derivationally related forms: ↑simple, ↑simple (for: ↑simplicity)
Hypernyms: ↑quality

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