un·​com·​pli·​cat·​ed ˌən-ˈkäm-plə-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce uncomplicated (audio)
: not complex : simple
uncomplicated machinery
: not complicated by something outside itself
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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The first known use of uncomplicated was in 1704

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“Uncomplicated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncomplicated. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


un·​com·​pli·​cat·​ed ˌən-ˈkäm-plə-ˌkāt-əd How to pronounce uncomplicated (audio)
: not involving or marked by complications
uncomplicated peptic ulcer
the clinical course is usually benign and uncomplicatedM. A. Baumann et al.

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