elementariness

[ el-uh-men-tuh-ree, -tree ]SEE DEFINITION OF elementariness
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You who are so clever and who think so much and so clearly, must laugh at their elementariness.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "having the nature of one of the four elements," from Middle French elementaire and directly from Latin elementarius, from elementum (see element). Meaning "rudimentary" is from 1540s; meaning "simple" is from 1620s. Elementary school is 1841.

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