Definition of uncomplaining in English:



  • Not complaining; resigned.

    ‘she was uncomplaining, accepting of her lot’
    • ‘And of course the sky's the limit if you prioritise, go for it, ignore those who beaver away, put in the hours, take few holidays, limp home injured but uncomplaining.’
    • ‘The real man was solid, dependable, loyal, uncomplaining, quick to act and slow to forgive.’
    • ‘I see this latest quarrel as a class struggle, with me representing the diligent, uncomplaining service industry and Aoife as the self-involved corporate accountant.’
    • ‘This simple statement does little to describe the lifestyle he would have endured under such circumstances, and his response matches his understated, uncomplaining attitude.’
    • ‘Deirdre, who is also the uncomplaining driver, is understandably proud of Emily's achievement and commitment.’
    • ‘Yet family-man Staunton remains pragmatic, philosophical and uncomplaining about the now all-the-year-round demands of top football.’
    • ‘They are a tough, resilient and uncomplaining people (as I saw first hand in the casualty areas in 1974).’
    • ‘Or was the examination performed on an uncomplaining conscious patient, who felt that they did not have the right to question why this nasty thing had to be done again and again?’
    • ‘But that might be less upsetting to witness than the scene here in Addis, where uncomplaining Ethiopians submit humbly to the bitter caprice of clinical selection.’
    • ‘From the 1950s to the 1970s, robots carried a heavy weight of themes - humanity, identity, labour, slavery - on uncomplaining metal shoulders.’
    • ‘Although I had been irritated with her on many occasions, I admired her drive and her uncomplaining coolness in the face of the dangers we'd encountered.’
    • ‘It's probably got something to do with the fact that, as a nation, we are absurdly acquiescent and uncomplaining consumers.’
    • ‘When Bland was swindled by a partner in a brush factory which he had bought, his long-suffering, uncomplaining, heroine of a wife had to support the family by her writing.’
    • ‘Ordinary, decent, fine and uncomplaining people are being daily ignored and morally undermined and beaten by a society that is concerned, in the main, with material things.’
    • ‘Many years ago, however, he was seized with locomotor ataxy, and for a long time before his death he was a painfully prominent figure on Bolton streets, bearing his life's burden with uncomplaining resignation.’
    • ‘He says it all comes down to the allure of the dollar, and now much more money businesses can make if they secure themselves a cheap and uncomplaining workforce.’
    • ‘They don't care if their action costs money because they think money comes out of a bottomless pit which is kept replenished by a breed of uncomplaining drones known as taxpayers.’
    • ‘It's an uncomplaining attitude to life common to poor societies and one that came back to me last week as the harrowing scenes from the Pakistani earthquake unfolded on our TV screens.’
    • ‘Based on my unscientific poll, the Japanese were by far the best tourists: polite, uncomplaining, and great tippers.’
    • ‘When you see the lives people lead - they are so poor yet so uncomplaining, but they welcomed me into their homes and were so generous.’
    patient, tolerant, easy-going, forgiving, merciful, understanding, accommodating, indulgent, kind
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