un·​de·​mand·​ing ˌən-di-ˈman-diŋ How to pronounce undemanding (audio)
: not requiring much time, effort, or attention : not demanding
an undemanding job
an undemanding boss
undemandingly adverb
undemandingness noun

Examples of undemanding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this supporting role, she was given gainful but undemanding work. Jonna Mendez, Foreign Affairs, 23 Apr. 2024 Snakes were pitched to prospective buyers as perfect for cramped urban residences: undemanding, hypoallergenic, and needing to be fed only once a week. Rebecca Giggs, The New Yorker, 19 Feb. 2024 But the Pi 5 is a decent PC only for a specific niche of computer users: people with relatively undemanding workloads and relatively high levels of expertise. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 8 Jan. 2024 Those who remain in Mariupol perform undemanding Chekhovian comedies in Russian in the local youth center. David Lewis, Foreign Affairs, 18 Jan. 2024 These undemanding beauties send out straplike, arching leaves that give it a jaunty, spidery look. Savanna Bous, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Dec. 2023 That no event has really been an action, except in the undemanding sense in which the puppet Punch killing Judy was an action. Nikhil Krishnan, The New Yorker, 6 Nov. 2023 Prosecutors say that Hana gave Menendez exercise machines and several hundred thousand dollars in cash and gold bars; Hana also provided an undemanding job, mortgage payments, and a Mercedes-Benz sports car for Arslanian, who in 2020 became Menendez’s wife. David D. Kirkpatrick, The New Yorker, 15 Oct. 2023 The author was William Peter Blatty, a moderately successful Hollywood screenwriter who, until then, had specialized in frothy, undemanding comedies. Louis Bayard, Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undemanding was in 1940

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“Undemanding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undemanding. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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