Definition of complicated
1 : consisting of parts intricately combined a complicated recipe complicated machinery
2 : difficult to analyze, understand, or explain a complicated issue his absurdly complicated life
Examples of complicated in a Sentence
The game's rules are too complicated.
The machine has a complicated design.
Recent Examples of complicated from the Web
Especially in a complicated emotional situation, that’s a gift to others that tends to find its way back to you.
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Dan Siegel, campaign manager for one of Mr. Krasner’s challengers, said winning the general election could be more complicated than usual for a Democrat in Philadelphia.
And the searing, soaring five-story museum fills the gaps in our country’s complicated story that too many of us have forgotten, sanitized or simply never knew.
This is the most complicated battlespace anyone’s ever known’ Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate in eastern Syria is surrounded by some of the world’s strongest military powers.
Robert Purvis, a spokesman for the blood center, said reaching an agreement was a complicated process.
To me the most meaningful and complicated if not the best story Frank ever wrote was about the German heavyweight Max Schmeling.
Avoid overly complex rules, because most likely the manager, board and homeowners will not remember all the technicalities in a complicated rule set.
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Origin and Etymology of complicated
First Known Use: 1656
Synonym Discussion of complicated
COMPLICATED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of complicated for English Language Learners
: hard to understand, explain, or deal with : having many parts or steps
COMPLICATED Defined for Kids
Definition of complicated for Students
: difficult to understand or explain complicated rules
Medical Definition of complicated
of a bone fracture : characterized by injury to nearby parts
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