un·​de·​mand·​ing | \ ˌən-di-ˈman-diŋ How to pronounce undemanding (audio) , -ˈmän-, -dē- \

Definition of undemanding

: not requiring much time, effort, or attention : not demanding an undemanding job an undemanding boss

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Other Words from undemanding

undemandingly adverb
undemandingness noun

Examples of undemanding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Glowing reviews and word-of-mouth from undemanding critics and audiences will revolve around the sometimes gutsy but often labored performances of leads Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal. David Hunter, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Analyze This': THR's 1999 Review," 5 Mar. 2020 In this way, Sandler is a perfect Netflix star — familiar, undemanding and prolific. Jamie Lauren Keiles, New York Times, "Adam Sandler’s Everlasting Shtick," 27 Nov. 2019 While net debt is forecast to remain an undemanding 1.5 times in the current financial year, according to analysts, and the Sports Direct chain still generates cash, upgrading stores and making strategic investments isn’t cheap. Washington Post, "Sports Direct Billionaire Mike Ashley Spins Out of Control," 9 Aug. 2019 With profits from both divisions under pressure, and undemanding retail multiples, there’s little value to be gained from a break-up right now. Washington Post, "M&S’s Relegation Isn’t Such a Bad Look, Really," 5 Sep. 2019 However, Westgate says that choosing pleasurable but cognitively undemanding activities to cope with boredom only increases the chances that we’ll be bored more often. Sarah Todd, Quartz at Work, "What to do when you’re bored at work," 27 Aug. 2019 Obviously, this movie is designed to appeal to a family audience -- one that's often hungry for relatively mild, undemanding fare -- and needs to be considered on those terms. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'The Art of Racing the Rain' goes to the dog," 9 Aug. 2019 Sauternes: pretty and light-bodied, an attractive and undemanding wine with appealing aromas of apricot and passionfruit. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "The Best Bargain in French Wines," 24 Aug. 2018 Which, honestly, is good enough for an undemanding night at the movies. Ty Burr, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Gringo’ is a twisty dark comedy piled high with great actors," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of undemanding

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Undemanding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undemanding. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of undemanding

: not requiring much time, attention, or effort
of a person : not expecting much time, attention, effort, etc., from other people : not difficult to satisfy

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