un·​com·​pli·​cat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈkäm-plə-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce uncomplicated (audio) \

Definition of uncomplicated

1 : not complex : simple uncomplicated machinery
2a : not complicated by something outside itself
b : not involving medical complications an uncomplicated peptic ulcer

Examples of uncomplicated in a Sentence

The plot was uncomplicated and easy to follow. He's an uncomplicated, straightforward person.

Recent Examples on the Web

There’s no quick, plug-and-play solution or set of four easy steps that will make the new year easy and uncomplicated. SELF, "I'm a Personal Trainer but Here's Why You'll Never Hear Me Say 'New Year, New You'," 10 Jan. 2019 And then, of course, there were her legions of real-life fangirls—a generation of adoring moviegoers who instantly fixated on her most scene-stealing asset: that crisp, clean, dazzlingly uncomplicated haircut. Kate Branch, Vogue, "A Love Letter to the ’90s Bob That Changed Everything," 15 July 2018 At a hearing, Assistant State Attorney Jeff Marcus said the case is fairly uncomplicated despite its notoriety and magnitude. Curt Anderson, The Seattle Times, "Prosecutors want trial date in Florida school shooting," 8 Jan. 2019 Roti Chai Roti Chai is a two-tiered modern Indian joint with a bright, uncomplicated vibe: casual up top and more serious down below. Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Indian Restaurants in London," 27 Feb. 2018 For a game that gives you an almost-dizzying array of stuff to do, Horizon 4 starts off relatively uncomplicated. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Forza Horizon 4 is the best open-world driving game you can buy," 28 Sep. 2018 Partly because of the lies, but more so because of the truth: This was why Steve had always seemed so uncomplicated. Anonymous, Marie Claire, "My Boyfriend's Secret Life—as Anthony Weiner 2.0," 19 Oct. 2016 As such, Sextantio’s restaurants aim to recreate uncomplicated age-old recipes using only native, local ingredients. Daria Di Lello, Vogue, "Finding Serenity—and Forest-Grown Truffles—in the Mountains of Abruzzo, Italy," 23 Nov. 2018 But some patients may suffer chronic pain or discomfort in the lower gut, bloating and constipation or diarrhea—a condition that some doctors are now calling SUDD, for symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease. Laura Landro, WSJ, "Doctors Rethink the Cause—and Treatment—of Diverticular Disease," 20 Nov. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'uncomplicated.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of uncomplicated

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about uncomplicated

Statistics for uncomplicated

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for uncomplicated

The first known use of uncomplicated was in 1704

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for uncomplicated



English Language Learners Definition of uncomplicated

: easy to understand, do, or use : not complicated


un·​com·​pli·​cat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈkäm-plə-ˌkāt-əd How to pronounce uncomplicated (audio) \

Medical Definition of uncomplicated

: not involving or marked by complications uncomplicated peptic ulcer the clinical course is usually benign and uncomplicated— M. A. Baumann et al

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on uncomplicated

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with uncomplicated

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for uncomplicated

Spanish Central: Translation of uncomplicated

Comments on uncomplicated

What made you want to look up uncomplicated? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to speak slightingly about or to degrade

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!