simplism
noun Date: 1849 the act or an instance of oversimplifying; especially the reduction of a problem to a false simplicity by ignoring complicating factors

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  • simplism — SIMPLÍSM s.n. Însuşirea de a fi simplu sau simplist; mod unilateral şi superficial de a considera lucrurile; judecată a omului simplist (2); nivel intelectual scăzut. – Din fr. simplisme. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 24.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 … …   Dicționar Român

  • simplism — /sim pliz euhm/, n. 1. exaggerated simplicity, as in concentrating on a single aspect or factor of a problem or situation while disregarding others; oversimplification: The senator is given to simplism in dealing with international issues. 2. an… …   Universalium

  • simplism — noun The trait of oversimplifying things by ignoring complexity and complications See Also: simplistic …   Wiktionary

  • simplísm — s. n …   Romanian orthography

  • simplism — [ sɪmplɪz(ə)m] noun rare the oversimplification of an issue …   English new terms dictionary

  • simplism — sim·plism …   English syllables

  • simplism — sim•plism [[t]ˈsɪm plɪz əm[/t]] n. an act or instance of oversimplification, esp. in the analysis of a problem • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • simplism — /ˈsɪmplɪzəm/ (say simplizuhm) noun the tendency to oversimplify problems by ignoring some of the difficulties, etc. {French simplisme, from simple simple + isme ism} …   Australian English dictionary

  • simplism — n. 1 affected simplicity. 2 the unjustifiable simplification of a problem etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • simplist — SIMPLÍST, Ă, simplişti, ste, adj. 1. (Despre concepţii, raţionamente, metode etc.) Care consideră lucrurile superficial, unilateral, neglijând uneori aspectele esenţiale. 2. (Despre oameni şi manifestările lor) Care este lipsit de complicaţii şi… …   Dicționar Român

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