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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sim-puh l]
    • /ˈsɪm pəl/
    • /ˈsɪmplnəs /
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sim-puh l]
    • /ˈsɪm pəl/

Definitions of simpleness word

  • adjective simpleness easy to understand, deal with, use, etc.: a simple matter; simple tools. 1
  • adjective simpleness not elaborate or artificial; plain: a simple style. 1
  • adjective simpleness not ornate or luxurious; unadorned: a simple gown. 1
  • adjective simpleness unaffected; unassuming; modest: a simple manner. 1
  • adjective simpleness not complicated: a simple design. 1
  • adjective simpleness not complex or compound; single. 1

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Origin of simpleness

First appearance:

before 1175
One of the 8% oldest English words
1175-1225; (adj.) Middle English < Old French < Late Latin simplus simple, Latin (in simpla pecunia simple fee or sum), equivalent to sim- one (see simplex) + -plus, as in duplus duple, double (see -fold); cognate with Greek háplos (see haplo-); (noun) Middle English: commoner, derivative of the adj.

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Parts of speech for Simpleness


simpleness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 74% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

simpleness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for simpleness

noun simpleness

  • denseness — having the component parts closely compacted together; crowded or compact: a dense forest; dense population.
  • discreetness — judicious in one's conduct or speech, especially with regard to respecting privacy or maintaining silence about something of a delicate nature; prudent; circumspect.
  • dumbness — lacking intelligence or good judgment; stupid; dull-witted.
  • mindlessness — without intelligence; senseless: a mindless creature.
  • doltishness — The characteristic of being doltish.

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