uncomplaining


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un·com·plain·ing

 (ŭn′kəm-plā′nĭng)
adj.
Showing patience and tolerance; not complaining.

un′com·plain′ing·ly adv.
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uncomplaining

(ˌʌnkəmˈpleɪnɪŋ)
adj
not complaining or resentful; resigned
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uncomplaining - not complaininguncomplaining - not complaining; "uncomplaining courage"
patient - enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance; "a patient smile"; "was patient with the children"; "an exact and patient scientist"; "please be patient"
complaining, complaintive - expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment; "a complaining boss"
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Translations

uncomplaining

[ˈʌnkəmˈpleɪnɪŋ] ADJresignado, sumiso
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

uncomplaining

[ˌʌnkəmˈpleɪnɪŋ] adjqui ne se plaint pas
He was a cheerful and uncomplaining travel companion → C'était un compagnon de voyage gai et qui ne se plaignait jamais.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

uncomplaining

adjduldsam
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

uncomplaining

[ˌʌnkəmˈpleɪnɪŋ] adjche non si lamenta
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Now her gentle, courteous words and her uncomplaining ways touched King Frost, and he had pity on her, and he wrapped her up in furs, and covered her with blankets, and he fetched a great box, in which were beautiful jewels and a rich robe embroidered in gold and silver.
He wished for nothing and hoped for nothing, and deep in his heart experienced a gloomy and stern satisfaction in an uncomplaining endurance of his position.
Dear, bequeath me that great patience Which has power to sustain A cheerful, uncomplaining spirit In its prison-house of pain.
White- kidded gentlemen and ladies laughed till the tears came, and clapped their hands in very ecstacy when that unhappy old woman would come meekly out for the sixth time, with uncomplaining patience, to meet a storm of hisses!
If life promised no enjoyment within my vocation, at least it offered no allurements out of it; and henceforth I would put my shoulder to the wheel and toil away, like any poor drudge of a cart-horse that was fairly broken in to its labour, and plod through life, not wholly useless if not agreeable, and uncomplaining if not contented with my lot.
And so the whip is plied and the rein is chucked and often a rough, scolding voice cries out, "Go along, you lazy beast!" And then another slash of the whip, when all the time we are doing our very best to get along, uncomplaining and obedient, though often sorely harassed and down-hearted.
Their entire being was reduced to a monotonous dead level of patience, resignation, dumb uncomplaining acceptance of whatever might befall them in this life.
Cathy and her brother harassed me terribly: he was as uncomplaining as a lamb; though hardness, not gentleness, made him give little trouble.
"Do you think:" the uncomplaining eyes in which there is so much endurance, fill with tears, and the lips part a little more and tremble: "that it will seem long to me, while I wait for her in the better land where I trust both you and I will be mercifully sheltered?"
He had pride--the pride of the thoroughbred; the pride of the North American Indian enslaved on the plantations of the West Indies who died uncomplaining and unbroken.
I am a king in the kingdom of sense, and trample the face of the uncomplaining dust....
I've seen her in her poverty uncomplaining, broken-hearted, without a fault.