un·​com·​plain·​ing | \ ˌən-kəm-ˈplā-niŋ How to pronounce uncomplaining (audio) \

Definition of uncomplaining

: not complaining : patient uncomplaining acceptance

Other Words from uncomplaining

uncomplainingly \ ˌən-​kəm-​ˈplā-​niŋ-​lē How to pronounce uncomplaining (audio) \ adverb

Examples of uncomplaining in a Sentence

an uncomplaining hardworking single mother of five
Recent Examples on the Web Loyal, strong, selfless, uncomplaining—step after frozen step, sled dogs have hauled people to the limits of the earth, at both poles. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, 28 Dec. 2021 At 65, the uncomplaining, modestly dressed Hornclaw appears to be a model senior citizen. Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2022 The sunflower has always been so hardworking, so uncomplaining. Charlotte Mendelson, The New Yorker, 7 Oct. 2020 Ivey's Maggie is a pragmatic, uncomplaining woman who makes light of most difficulties, maintaining a cheery attitude — a kind of willful obliviousness — perhaps as a defense mechanism against the inevitable force of crushing reality. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Dec. 2019 The story is always written as a tearjerker, with praise for the person’s uncomplaining attitude; a car is usually donated to the subject in the end. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of uncomplaining

1738, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncomplaining.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncomplaining. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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