us·​er-friend·​ly ˌyü-zər-ˈfren(d)-lē How to pronounce user-friendly (audio)
: easy to learn, use, understand, or deal with
user-friendly software
also : agreeable, appealing
a user-friendly atmosphere
user-friendliness noun

Examples of user-friendly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For those who are new to the cleaning power of pressure washers, this Sun Joe model is a user-friendly option. Brittany Vanderbill, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 May 2024 Fanning saw how a user-friendly platform could take the curiosity of song-swapping and escalate it via MP3s, shared over new broadband internet connections on college campuses. August Brown, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2024 The Fort Worth Independent School District has updated its parent portal to be more user-friendly and provide direct access to students’ state test scores after a local education advocacy group pushed for changes over the past year. Lina Ruiz, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 23 May 2024 My goal is to create a comprehensive, user-friendly system that reduces commute times, connects underserved communities, and promotes a sustainable, economically vibrant Baltimore. Baltimore Sun Media, Baltimore Sun, 11 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for user-friendly 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'user-friendly.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of user-friendly was in 1972

Dictionary Entries Near user-friendly

Cite this Entry

“User-friendly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on user-friendly

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!