simplicity


simplicity
noun
ADJECTIVE
elegant
extreme, great
stark

The stage design is striking in its stark simplicity.

relative
apparent

Don't be fooled by the music's apparent simplicity.

deceptive
childlike

Her views of the world have a childlike simplicity.

VERB + SIMPLICITY
have
PREPOSITION
simplicity of

I find elegance in the simplicity of approach.

for simplicity

For simplicity, I shall continue to use the accepted term.

PHRASES
be simplicity itself (= to be very simple)

His solution to the problem was simplicity itself.

for simplicity's sake, for the sake of simplicity

For the sake of simplicity, we will focus on the two most common cases.


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