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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First Known Use of uncomplicated

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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“Uncomplicated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncomplicated. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of uncomplicated

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


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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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