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.

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In baseball runs are precious things that break through the night's uncomplicated and somnolent haze like a lightning bolt. Aj Willingham, CNN, "Explaining cricket, the world's second-most popular sport, to Americans," 13 July 2019 Few uncomplicated, yet flavorful and textural ingredients are always appealing. Claire Perez, sun-sentinel.com, "Smoked jalapeno gives Mason Jar’s tuna salad a twist," 21 June 2019 Lizzie sets a tone which is joyously creative and loving and uncomplicated. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bradley Whitford Is More Confused By His Handmaid's Tale Character Than You," 20 June 2019 The typical recovery time for an uncomplicated lung transplant without graft dysfunction is about two weeks. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Transplant was no easy road for Oceanside man who fought for new lung," 10 June 2019 In fact, this summer, fashion people are gravitating toward sandals that are easy, uncomplicated, and, above all, pretty. Glamour, "The Best Sandals for Spring Are Ones Everyone Can Agree On," 9 May 2019 My newfound interest is in many ways uncomplicated: routine is soothing in chaotic times. Rachel Vorona Cote, SELF, "Why I Embraced Skin Care After My Mother's Death," 18 Apr. 2019 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

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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 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

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