Definition of Simplism

1. Noun. A simplification that goes too far (to the point of misrepresentation).

Exact synonyms: Oversimplification
Generic synonyms: Simplification
Derivative terms: Oversimplify



2. Noun. An act of excessive simplification; the act of making something seem simpler than it really is.
Exact synonyms: Oversimplification
Generic synonyms: Simplification
Derivative terms: Oversimplify

Definition of Simplism

1. Noun. The trait of oversimplifying things by ignoring complexity and complications. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Simplism

1. the tendency to oversimplify an issue or problem [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Simplism

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Literary usage of Simplism

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1. Continental Stagecraft by Kenneth Macgowan, Robert Edmond Jones (1922)
"The results have been seen in some of our dry, meager "little theater" productions, full of bare formalism—a sort of "simplism" that has no place ..."

2. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris edited by William Torrey Harris (1880)
"This science abhors and repudiates every notion of mere unrelieved simplism even. It know» no absolute une in heaven above or earth below. ..."

3. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris edited by William Torrey Harris (1883)
"... or extreme simplism (1,2,3:), his unconscious being is in Creative Being to the extent of the hemisphere of light represented by spaces 0, I, II. ..."

4. The Later Nineteenth Century by George Saintsbury (1907)
"... Naturalism, with 'isms of sorts of minor or different extensions and directions, Impressionism, Symbolism, "Naturism," " simplism," what not—which has ..."

5. Practical Christian Socialism: A Conversational Exposition of the True by Adin Ballou (1854)
"Your system is a piece of simplism. that will never go alone. Yet if you will flatter the unfortunate with such hopes, why not make them some minimum ..."

6. Practical Christian Socialism: A Conversational Exposition of the True by Adin Ballou (1854)
"Your system is a piece of simplism that will never go alone. Yet if you will flatter the unfortunate with such hopes, why not make them some minimum ..."

7. Practical Christian Socialism: A Conversational Exposition of the True by Adin Ballou (1854)
"Your system is a piece of simplism that will never go alone. Yet if you will flatter the unfortunate with such hopes, why not make them some minimum ..."

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