Meaning of simplism


Pronunciation: (sim'pliz-um), [key]
— 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 act or instance of oversimplifying: to offer simplisms instead of analyses.
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