Definition of Simple mindedness
1. Noun. A lack of penetration or subtlety. "They took advantage of her simplicity"
Generic synonyms: Naiveness, Naivete, Naivety
Derivative terms: Simple, Simple, Simple, Simple-minded, Simple-minded
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Literary usage of Simple mindedness
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1. Theological Monthly by Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (1922)
"Christian Simple-Mindedness of an Illustrious Father of Revolutionary Days. REV. ... SimpleMindedness ..."
2. Reindeer, Dogs, and Snow-shoes: A Journal of Siberian Travel and by Richard James Bush (1871)
"Simple-mindedness. — Notion of Time and Age.— Hi Health.—Confidence.—A Caravan for the Sea. ... Simplemindedness ..."
3. The Great Harmonia: Being a Philosophical Revelation of the Natural by Andrew Jackson Davis (1890)
"But first— What is meant by Simple-mindedness ? By simple-mindedness, I mean, a state of feeling and judgment which is free from the pride of popular ..."
4. The Great Harmonia: Being a Philosophical Revelation of the Natural by Andrew Jackson Davis (1854)
"But first— What is meant by Simple-mindedness ? By simple-mindedness, I mean, a state of feeling and judgment which is free from ..."
5. The Word by Harold Waldwin Percival (1912)
"On the other hand, how about Spirituality and Simple- mindedness and the One? Simple-mindedness looks inward, yet it does not blind itself to the manifold. ..."
6. The secret of a clear head by Joseph Mortimer Granville (1879)
"Simple-mindedness is innocence transmuted into an active principle—ignorance of, and insensibility to, evil — manifesting itself by a single-hearted energy ..."