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Pronunciation: (sim-plis'i-tē), [key]
pl. -ties.

1. the state, quality, or an instance of being simple.
2. freedom from complexity, intricacy, or division into parts: an organism of great simplicity.
3. absence of luxury, pretentiousness, ornament, etc.; plainness: a life of simplicity.
4. freedom from deceit or guile; sincerity; artlessness; naturalness: a simplicity of manner.
5. lack of mental acuteness or shrewdness: Politics is not a field for simplicity about human nature.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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