unelaborate

adjective

un·​elab·​o·​rate ˌən-i-ˈla-b(ə-)rət How to pronounce unelaborate (audio)
: not elaborate : simple
an unelaborate meal of soup and bread

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Recent Examples on the Web How can something so unelaborate as Sole Meuniere with Lemon and Browned Butter be such a rave? Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1663, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unelaborate was in 1663

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“Unelaborate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unelaborate. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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