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来 自 拉 丁 语 simplicitatem, 简 单 的 ， 纯 朴 的 ， 来 自 simplex, 单 纯 的 ， 单 倍 的 ， 词 源 同 simple,simplex.
- simplicity (n.)
- late 14c., "singleness of nature, unity, indivisibility; immutability," from Old French simplicite (12c., Modern French simplicité), from Latin simplicitatem (nominative simplicitas) "state of being simple, frankness, openness, artlessness, candor, directness," from simplex (genitive simplicis) "simple" (see simplex). Sense of "ignorance" is from c. 1400; that of "simplicity of expression, plainness of style" is early 15c.
Middle English also had simplesse, from French, attested in English from mid-14c. in sense "humility, lack of pride," late 14c. as "wholeness, unity;" c. 1400 as "ignorance."
- 1. A timeless comic actor—his simplicity and his apparent ease are matchless.
- 2. There is a simplicity about the interior which comes close to blandness.
- 3. Using a credit card to pay for an order is simplicity itself.
- 4. Using plastic to pay for an order is simplicity itself.
- 5. The style is marked by simplicity, clarity, and candor.
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