verb (used with object), com·pli·cat·ed, com·pli·cat·ing.
- compliance officer,
Origin of complicate
Origin of complicated
Examples from the Web for uncomplicated
It reminds us that history rarely gives us uncomplicated heroes or black-and-white moral choices.How ‘Cosmos’ Bungles the History of Religion and Science|David Sessions|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here I could live in a way I could never afford to at home, from uncluttered surroundings to uncomplicated relationships.I Can’t Shake Hawaii: An Ode to Returning to Places You’ve Been Before|Debra A. Klein|October 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Though this term literally means “playing the trumpet,” colloquially it refers to uncomplicated sex.
They remind us what uncomplicated strength of character looks like.
First, Captain Sully, with his cool competence, and now Captain Phillips, with his uncomplicated courage.
It can be safely and painlessly performed, the mortality in uncomplicated cases being practically nil.The Fertility of the Unfit|William Allan Chapple
From the position of these parts of the body, uncomplicated gunshot wounds of them are comparatively rare.A Treatise on Gunshot Wounds|Thomas Longmore
For seconds, it seemed to elevate him to some remote, lofty plane where life was serene, uncomplicated.Shock Treatment|Stanley Mullen
But Ruth had no suspicion of this; her own love was direct, uncomplicated, and overmastering; she supposed that his was the same.Horace Chase|Constance Fenimore Woolson
Christine's attitude towards the war was uncomplicated by any subtleties.The Pretty Lady |Arnold E. Bennett
Word Origin for complicate
1640s, "tangled," from past participle adjective from complicate. Figurative meaning "not easy to solve, intricate, confused, difficult to unravel" is from 1650s.
1620s, "to intertwine" (as a past participle adjective, early 15c.), from Latin complicatus "folded together; confused, intricate," past participle of complicare (see complication). Meaning "to make more complex" is recorded from 1832, from earlier sense "to combine in a complex way" (17c.). Related: Complicated; complicating.