com·​pli·​ca·​cy ˈkäm-pli-kə-sē How to pronounce complicacy (audio)
plural complicacies
: the quality or state of being complicated
: something that is complicated

Examples of complicacy in a Sentence

the difference in time zones was yet another complicacy that had to be dealt with the complicacy of the theory of relativity is such that it cannot be reduced to a few words that are readily comprehensible to the layman

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of complicacy was circa 1828

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Cite this Entry

“Complicacy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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