List of Easy Words That Start With U (Great for Kids and Preschoolers)

Need some easy words that start with U?

In this post, I’ve put together a list of some common words beginning with the letter U that are easy – and some medium difficulty.

They’re great for kids learning to spell and sound out words, as well as helping out if you’re looking for a specific word starting with U.

I hope you find what you’re looking for!

Easy Words That Start With U

Udder – the mammary gland of female cattle, sheep, goats, horses, and related animals, having two or more teats and hanging between the hind legs of the animal.

Use – take, hold, or deploy (something) as a means of accomplishing or achieving something; employ.

Utter – complete; absolute.

Utterly – completely and without qualification; absolutely.

Medium Difficulty Words That Start With U

Ulterior – existing beyond what is obvious or admitted; intentionally hidden.

Umbrella – a device consisting of a circular canopy of cloth on a folding metal frame supported by a central rod, used as protection against rain.

Umpire – (in some sports) an official who watches a game or match closely to enforce the rules and arbitrate on matters arising from the play.

Unacceptable – not satisfactory or allowable.

Unarmed – not equipped with or carrying weapons.

Unblock – remove an obstruction from (something, especially a pipe or drain).

Uncanny – strange or mysterious, especially in an unsettling way.

Uncommon – out of the ordinary; unusual.

Undergo – experience or be subjected to (something, typically something unpleasant or arduous).

Underpin – support (a building or other structure) from below by laying a solid foundation below ground level or by substituting stronger for weaker materials.

Underware – support (a building or other structure) from below by laying a solid foundation below ground level or by substituting stronger for weaker materials.

Unearth – find (something) in the ground by digging.

Unemployed – (of a person) without a paid job but available to work.

Unfortunate – having or marked by bad fortune; unlucky.

Uniform – remaining the same in all cases and at all times; unchanging in form or character.

Unique – being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else.

Unknown – not known or familiar.

Unlikely – not likely to happen, be done, or be true; improbable.

Unlimited – not limited or restricted in terms of number, quantity, or extent.

Unpaid – (of a debt) not yet discharged by payment.

Unplug – disconnect (an electrical device) by removing its plug from a socket.

Unravel – undo (twisted, knitted, or woven threads).

Unrelated – not related or linked.

Unsettle – cause to feel anxious or uneasy; disturb.

Unstable – likely to give way; not stable.

Untidy – not arranged neatly and in order.

Unusual – not habitually or commonly occurring or done.

Update – make (something) more modern or up to date.

Uphold – confirm or support (something which has been questioned).

Urban – in, relating to, or characteristic of a town or city.

Urgent – requiring immediate action or attention.

Useful – able to be used for a practical purpose or in several ways.

Usually – under normal conditions; generally.

Utensil – a tool, container, or other article, especially for household use.

Utility – the state of being useful, profitable, or beneficial.

If there are any easy words beginning with U that you would like to see added to this list, please drop me a comment below and I’ll add them.

If you didn’t find what you were looking for – or maybe you just want more easy words – click any of the letters below to see a list of easy words starting with that letter of the alphabet:

List of Easy and Medium Difficulty Words From Other Letters of the Alphabet:


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