simplicity Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "simplicity" - English Dictionary

See all translations

simplicitynoun [U]

uk   /sɪmˈplɪs.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/

simplicity noun [U] (EASY)

C1 the fact that something is easy to understand or do: The advantage of the plan is its simplicity. The exam was simplicity itself (= very easy).
More examples

simplicity noun [U] (NATURAL)

the fact that something is ordinary, traditional, or natural, and not complicated: The old people led a life of great simplicity (= with few possessions and little money).

simplicity noun [U] (PLAIN)

the fact that something is plain and has no decoration
Translations of “simplicity”
in Korean 간단함, 평이함…
in Arabic بَساطة…
in Portuguese simplicidade…
in Catalan senzillesa…
in Japanese 単純, 簡素…
in Italian semplicità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 容易, 簡單,簡易…
in Russian простота, незатейливость, несложность…
in Turkish basitlik, sadelik, yalınlık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 容易, 简单,简易…
in Polish prostota…
(Definition of simplicity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of simplicity?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “simplicity” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
dole

the money that the government gives to people who are unemployed

Word of the Day

They carried out an experiment: phrasal verbs in formal writing
They carried out an experiment: phrasal verbs in formal writing
by Liz Walter,
August 05, 2015
I have written previously about using phrasal verbs to avoid over-formal language, but what happens when you need to write in a formal style, for instance in an academic essay, a report, or a formal letter? Although we often think of phrasal verbs and other multi-word verbs as being rather informal, the

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More