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Simple or straightforward.‘he was an extraordinarily uncomplicated man’
simple, not difficult, straightforward, clear, accessible, direct, undemanding, unexacting, unchallenging, unsophisticated, trouble-free, painless, effortless, easy, facile, elementary, idiot-proof, plain sailing, a five-finger exercise, nothingeasy-peasy, as easy as pie, as easy as falling off a log, as easy as abc, a piece of cake, child's play, kids' stuff, a cinch, no sweat, a doddle, a breeze, a pushover, money for old rope, money for jamduck soup, a snapa bludgea piece of old tacklea piece of pissa snipView synonyms
- ‘The tune and the lyrics are simple and uncomplicated, yet it has an infective rhythm and melody.’
- ‘For the first time there is an uncomplicated simple way for people to politically express their racism.’
- ‘The title track is the anthem, their theme song - so uncomplicated, so straightforward.’
- ‘It had been so long since she saw him smile such a simple, uncomplicated smile for her.’
- ‘It was a simple goal, as uncomplicated as Motherwell's no-messing approach.’
- ‘It seems much more likely that he writes movie scripts for the simple, uncomplicated reason that he loves film.’
- ‘Battle was only a momentary distraction, a simple, uncomplicated escape from the troubles of his life.’
- ‘It ought to be clear that life on the medieval manor was simple and uncomplicated.’
- ‘You had to smile. It was an uncomplicated moment of simple happiness.’
- ‘This can be seen in stainless steel or brushed aluminium in uncomplicated, unadorned and simple shapes.’
- ‘It was a song which typified Slim's simple and uncomplicated way of looking life in the eye.’
- ‘Nathalie Press plays Mona with straightforward, uncomplicated conviction.’
- ‘It will make the reforms we have known to date seem simple and uncomplicated.’
- ‘He is clearly a simple, uncomplicated man and he clearly would like to do what is right.’
- ‘Our movement does not seek to conceal the hard truth that there is no simple and uncomplicated answer to the great problems of our age.’
- ‘His training sessions are not decorated with innovative drills; they are simple and uncomplicated.’
- ‘Keep things simple and uncomplicated or you can land in a conflict.’
- ‘Some things in life are so simple, so uncomplicated, you can't help but sit back with a big grin and admire them.’
- ‘At first glance this bill is a reasonably straightforward and uncomplicated piece of legislation.’
- ‘These songs are uncomplicated, their delivery simple and charming.’
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