[ noun ] the quality of being simple or uncompounded
"the simplicity of a crystal"
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
Well , Jerebohm and his wife Pinkie have reached the stage of affluence that stirs a longing for the more atrociously expensive rustic simplicities .(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
The material of the Porter film is simplicity itself ; much of_it has continued to be used over the years and the heart of_it - good_guys and bad_guys in the old West - pretty well dominated television toward the end of the 1950's .(Francis J. Johnston and John E. Willard, "The...)
Because of the simplicity of the molecules , isotopic exchange reactions between elemental halogens and the corresponding carbon_tetrahalides would appear to offer particularly fruitful possibilities for obtaining unambiguous basic kinetic data .
[ noun ] a lack of penetration or subtlety
"they took advantage of her simplicity"
Used in print(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
The wife , Amra , and her lover are both savagely portrayed , she as incarnate sensuality , `` voluptuous '' and `` indolent '' , possibly `` a mischief maker '' , with `` a kind of luxurious cunning '' to set against her apparent simplicity , her `` bird like brain '' .
[ noun ] absence of affectation or pretense