Simplicity vs Extravagant - What's the difference?

simplicity | extravagant |


As a noun simplicity

is the quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths.

As an adjective extravagant is

exceeding the bounds of something; roving; hence, foreign.

simplicity

English

(Webster 1913)

Noun

(wikipedia simplicity)
  • The quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths.
  • The quality or state of being not complex, or of consisting of few parts; as, the simplicity of a machine.
  • Artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity; lack of acuteness and sagacity.
  • Freedom from artificial ornament, pretentious style, or luxury; plainness; as, simplicity of dress, of style, or of language; simplicity of diet; simplicity of life.
  • Freedom from subtlety or abstruseness; clearness; as, the simplicity of a doctrine; the simplicity of an explanation or a demonstration.
  • Freedom from complication; efficiency.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.}}
  • Weakness of intellect; silliness; folly.
  • (rare) An act or instance of foolishness.
  • *, II.31:
  • *:speaking of the great simplicity we commit, in leaving yong children under the government and charge of their fathers and parents.
  • Antonyms

    * complexity * complication

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    extravagant

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Exceeding the bounds of something; roving; hence, foreign.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • The extravagant and erring spirit hies / To his confine.
  • Extreme; wild; excessive; unrestrained.
  • * Addison
  • There appears something nobly wild and extravagant in great natural geniuses.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess), chapter=1 citation , passage=The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. […] The bed was the most extravagant piece. Its graceful cane halftester rose high towards the cornice and was so festooned in carved white wood that the effect was positively insecure, as if the great couch were trimmed with icing sugar.}}
  • Exorbitant.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Obama goes troll-hunting , passage=According to this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the business world, buying up patents and then using them to demand extravagant payouts from companies they accuse of infringing them. Often, their victims pay up rather than face the costs of a legal battle.}}
  • Profuse in expenditure; prodigal; wasteful.
  • (Bancroft)

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