Simpler's joy. (Bot.) Vervain.

(Sim"pless) n. [F. simplesse.] Simplicity; silliness. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Sim"ple*ton) n. [Cf. F. simplet, It. semplicione.] A person of weak intellect; a silly person.

(Sim*pli"cian) n. [Cf. OF. simplicien.] One who is simple. [Obs.] Arnway.

(Sim*plic"i*ty) n. [F. simplicité, L. simplicitas. See Simple.]

1. The quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths.

2. The quality or state of being not complex, or of consisting of few parts; as, the simplicity of a machine.

3. Artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity; lack of acuteness and sagacity.

Marquis Dorset, a man, for his harmless simplicity neither misliked nor much regarded.

In wit a man; simplicity a child.

4. Freedom from artificial ornament, pretentious style, or luxury; plainness; as, simplicity of dress, of style, or of language; simplicity of diet; simplicity of life.

5. Freedom from subtlety or abstruseness; clearness; as, the simplicity of a doctrine; the simplicity of an explanation or a demonstration.

6. Weakness of intellect; silliness; folly.

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning?
Prov. i. 22.

(Sim`pli*fi*ca"tion) n. [Cf. F. simplification.] The act of simplifying. A. Smith.

(Sim"pli*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Simplified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Simplifying ] [Cf. F. simplifier, LL. simplificare. See Simple, and -fy.] To make simple; to make less complex; to make clear by giving the explanation for; to show an easier or shorter process for doing or making.

The collection of duties is drawn to a point, and so far simplified.
A. Hamilton.

It is important, in scientific pursuits, to be caitious in simplifying our deductions.
W. Nicholson.

(Sim"plist) n. One skilled in simples, or medicinal plants; a simpler. Sir T. Browne.

(Sim*plis"tic) a. Of or pertaining to simples, or a simplist. [R.] Wilkinson.

(Sim"pli*ty) n. Simplicity. [Obs.]

Simple-hearted to Sincerity

(Sim"ple-heart`ed) a. Sincere; inguenuous; guileless. Sir W. Scott.

(Sim"ple-mind`ed) a. Artless; guileless; simple-hearted; undesigning; unsuspecting; devoid of duplicity. Blackstone.Sim"ple-mind`ed*ness, n.

(Sim"ple*ness), n. The quality or state of being simple; simplicity. Shak.

(Sim"pler) n. One who collects simples, or medicinal plants; a herbalist; a simplist.

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