, Atticism, Bohemianism, abatement, abridgment, affability, agnosticism, agrarianism, alleviation, amentia, appropriateness, arrested development, artlessness, asceticism, attenuation, austereness, austerity, backwardness, baldness, bareness, blankmindedness, blithering idiocy, bluffness, bluntness, boorishness, brainlessness, bucolicism, callowness, candor, casualness, chasteness, chastity, childlikeness, churlishness, clarity, classical purity, classicalism, classicism, cleanness, clear coast, clear road, clear-cutness, clearness, cloddishness, coherence, combination, comeliness, common speech, common touch, commonness, commonplaceness, comprehensibility, connectedness, consistency, contraction, cordiality, correctness, cretinism, crystallinity, cullibility, dampening, damping, deceivability, decipherability, decrease, decrement, decrescence, deduction, definition, deflation, depreciation, depression, dignity, diminishment, diminution, directness, discrimination, distinction, distinctness, dull-wittedness, dullness, dupability, dying, dying off, ease, easiness, easy going, easygoingness, effortlessness, elegance, elegancy, empty-headedness, explicitness, extenuation, facileness, facility, fade-out, familiarity, felicitousness, felicity, finish, fittingness, flow, flowing periods, fluency, folksiness, forthrightness, frankness, freedom, fusion, good taste, grace, gracefulness, gracility, graciousness, greenhornism, greenness, guilelessness, gullibility, half-wittedness, hiatus of learning, highroad, hoaxability, homeliness, homespun, homeyness, household words, identity, idiocy, idiotism, ignorance, ignorantism, ignorantness, imbecility, inanity, individuality, indivisibility, inelegance, inexperience, infantilism, informality, informalness, ingenuousness, innocence, insanity, intactness, integrality, integration, integrity, intelligibility, inurbanity, inviolability, irreducibility, irregularity, know-nothingism, knowledge-gap, lack of hindrance, lack of information, languishment, leanness, lessening, letup, limpidity, looseness, lowering, lucidity, matter-of-factness, mental defectiveness, mental deficiency, mental handicap, mental retardation, miniaturization, mitigation, modesty, mongolianism, mongolism, mongoloid idiocy, moronism, moronity, naiveness, naivete, naivety, naturalness, neatness, nescience, oafishness, obscurantism, obtuseness, offhandedness, oneness, openheartedness, openness, ordinariness, organic unity, outspokenness, particularity, pastorality, pellucidity, perspicuity, persuadability, plain English, plain sailing, plain speaking, plain speech, plain style, plain words, plainness, plane sailing, polish, profound idiocy, propriety, prosaicness, prosiness, provincialism, provinciality, purity, quietness, rawness, reduction, refinement, relaxation, relaxedness, restrainedness, restraint, retardation, retardment, royal road, ruralism, rustic style, rusticity, sagging, scaling down, seduceability, seemliness, selfsameness, severity, simple-wittedness, simpleheartedness, simplemindedness, simpleness, sincerity, single-heartedness, single-mindedness, singleness, singleness of heart, singularity, smooth road, smooth sailing, smoothness, soberness, sociability, softness, solidarity, solidification, solidity, spareness, starkness, straight sailing, straightforwardness, structure, stupidity, subduedness, subnormality, subtraction, tabula rasa, taste, tastefulness, terseness, transparency, transpicuity, trustfulness, unacquaintance, unadorned style, unadornedness, unaffectedness, unambiguousness, unceremoniousness, uncomplexity, uncomplicatedness, unconstrainedness, unconstraint, unconventionality, uncultivation, understandability, understatement, undividedness, unequivocalness, unfamiliarity, unguardedness, unification, uniformity, unimaginativeness, unintelligence, uniqueness, unity, univocity, unknowing, unknowingness, unmistakableness, unobtrusiveness, unpoeticalness, unpretentiousness, unrefinement, unripeness, unsophisticatedness, unsophistication, unspoiledness, unsuspiciousness, unwariness, vacuity, vacuousness, vernacular, weakening, weakness, wholeness, witlessness, yokelism
, severity, plain terms, plain English, Saxon English, household words, plain, simple, unornamented, unadorned, unvarnished, homely, homespun, neat, severe, chaste, pure, Saxon, commonplace, matter-of- fact, natural, prosaic, dry, unvaried, monotonous, in plain terms, in plain words, in plain English, in plain common parlance, point-blank.
artlessness, nature, simplicity
, innocence, bonhomie, naivete, abandon, candor, sincerity, singleness of purpose, singleness of heart, honesty, plain speaking, epanchement, rough diamond, matter of fact man, le palais de verite, enfant terrible, artless, natural, pure, native, confiding, simple, lain, inartificial, untutored, unsophisticated, ingenu, unaffected, naive, sincere, frank, open, open as day, candid, ingenuous, guileless, unsuspicious, honest, innocent, Arcadian, undesigning, straightforward, unreserved, aboveboard, simple-minded, single-minded, frank-hearted, open-hearted, single-hearted, simple-hearted, free-spoken, plain-spoken, outspoken, blunt, downright, direct, matter of fact, unpoetical, unflattering, in plain words, in plain English, without mincing the matter, not to mince the matter, Davus sum non Oedipus, liberavi animam meam, as frank as rain on cherry blossoms.
facility, ease, easiness, capability, feasibility, flexibility, pliancy, smoothness, plain sailing, smooth sailing, straight sailing, mere child's play, holiday task, cinch, smooth water, fair wind, smooth royal road, clear coast, clear stage, tabula rasa, full play, disencumbrance, disentanglement, deoppilation, permission, simplicity
, lack of complication, easy, facile, feasible, easily managed, easily accomplished, within reach, accessible, easy of access, for the million, open to, manageable, wieldy, towardly, tractable, submissive, yielding, ductile, suant, pliant, glib, slippery, smooth, on friction wheels, on velvet, unembarrassed, disburdened, unburdened, disencumbered, unencumbered, disembarrassed, exonerated, unloaded, unobstructed, untrammeled, unrestrained, at ease, light, at home with, quite at home, in one's element, in smooth water, skillful, accustomed, easily, readily, smoothly, swimmingly, on easy terms, single-handed, touch and go.
, plainness, homeliness, undress, chastity, simple, plain, homely, homespun, ordinary, household, unaffected, ingenuous, sincere (artless), free from affectation, free from ornament, simplex munditiis, sans facon, en deshabille, chaste, inornate, severe, unadorned, bare, unornamented, undecked, ungarnished, unarranged, untrimmed, unvarnished, bald, flat, dull, veritatis simplex oratio est.
ignorance, nescience, tabula rasa, crass ignorance, ignorance crasse, unfamiliarity, unacquaintance, unconsciousness, darkness, blindness, incomprehension, inexperience, simplicity
, unknown quantities, x, y, z, sealed book, terra incognita, virgin soil, unexplored ground, dark ages, smattering, sciolism, glimmering, dilettantism, bewilderment, incapacity, pedantry, charlatanry, charlatism, Philister, Philistine, ignorant, nescient, unknowing, unaware, unacquainted, unapprised, unapprized, unwitting, unweeting, unconscious, witless, weetless, a stranger to, unconversant, uninformed, uncultivated, unversed, uninstructed, untaught, uninitiated, untutored, unschooled, misguided, unenlightened, Philistine, behind the age, shallow, superficial, green, rude, empty, half-learned, illiterate, unread, uninformed, uneducated, unlearned, unlettered, unbookish, empty-headed, dizzy, wooly-headed, pedantic, in the dark, benighted, belated, blinded, blindfolded, hoodwinked, misinformed, au bout de son latin, at the end of his tether, at fault, at sea, caught tripping, unknown, unapprehended, unexplained, unascertained, uninvestigated, unexplored, unheard of, not perceived, concealed, novel, ignorantly, unawares, for anything, for aught one knows, not that one knows, Int, God knows, Heaven knows, the Lord knows, who knows, nobody knows, ignorance never settles a question, quantum animis erroris inest!, small Latin and less Greek, that unlettered small-knowing soul, there is no darkness but ignorance.
imbecility folly, want of intelligence &c, want of intellect, shadowness, silliness, foolishness, imbecility, incapacity, vacancy of mind, poverty of intellect, weakness of intellect, clouded perception, poor head, apartments to let, stupidity, stolidity, hebetude, dull understanding, meanest capacity, shortsightedness, incompetence, one's weak side, not one's strong point, bias, infatuation, simplicity
, puerility, babyhood, dotage, anility, second childishness, fatuity, idiocy, idiotism, driveling, folly, frivolity, irrationality, trifling, ineptitude, nugacity, inconsistency, lip wisdom, conceit, sophistry, giddiness, eccentricity, extravagance, rashness, act of folly, unintelligent, unintellectual, unreasoning, mindless, witless, reasoningless, brainless, halfbaked, having no head, not bright, inapprehensible, weak headed, addle headed, puzzle headed, blunder headed, muddle headed, muddy headed, pig headed, beetle headed, buffle headed, chuckle headed, mutton headed, maggoty headed, grossheaded, beef headed, fat witted, fat-headed, weak-minded, feeble-minded, dull minded, shallow minded, lack- brained, rattle-brained, rattle headed, half witted, lean witted, short witted, dull witted, blunt-witted, shallow-pated, clod-pated, addle- pated, addle-brained, dim-sighted, short-sighted, thick-skulled, weak in the upper story, shallow, borne, weak, wanting, soft, sappy, spoony, dull, dull as a beetle, stupid, heavy, insulse, obtuse, blunt, stolid, doltish, asinine, inapt, prosaic, hebetudinous, childish, child-like, infantine, infantile, babyish, babish, puerile, anile, simple, old-womanish, fatuous, idiotic, imbecile, driveling, blatant, babbling, vacant, sottish, bewildered, blockish, unteachable Boeotian, Boeotic, bovine, ungifted, undiscerning, unenlightened, unwise, unphilosophical, apish, simious, foolish, silly, senseless, irrational, insensate, nonsensical, inept, maudlin, narrow-minded, bigoted, giddy, rash, eccentric, foolish, unwise, injudicious, improper, unreasonable, without reason, ridiculous, absurd, idiotic, silly, stupid, asinine, ill-imagined, ill-advised, ill-judged, ill-devised, mal entendu, inconsistent, irrational, unphilosophical, extravagant, sleeveless, idle, pointless, useless, inexpedient, frivolous, Davus sum non, a fool's bolt is soon shot clitellae bovi sunt im, fools rush in where angels fear to tread, il n' a ni bouche ni eperon, the bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, to varnish nonsense with the charms of sound.