un·​com·​pli·​cat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈkäm-plə-ˌkā-təd \

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.

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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 Despite its roots in real-world suffering, this adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel feels strangely uncomplicated, and uncomfortably pat. Brendan Kiley, The Seattle Times, "For all its horrors, ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ at Seattle Rep feels uncomfortably comforting," 15 Oct. 2018 Few would argue that vintage textiles offer a powerful, uncomplicated, and one-of-a-kind decorative fix. Zoe Settle, ELLE Decor, "Top Sources for Vintage Textiles," 15 May 2011

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First Known Use of uncomplicated

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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English Language Learners Definition of uncomplicated

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


un·​com·​pli·​cat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈkäm-plə-ˌkāt-əd \

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

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