simplism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n simplism an act of excessive simplification; the act of making something seem simpler than it really is
    • n simplism a simplification that goes too far (to the point of misrepresentation)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n simplism The advocacy or cultivation of simplieity; hence, an affected or labored simplicity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Simplism affected simplicity
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. simplex, the same—sim- (L. semel), root of plicāre, to fold.