overcomplex

adjective
over·​com·​plex | \ ˌō-vər-käm-ˈpleks How to pronounce overcomplex (audio) , -kəm-ˈpleks, -ˈkäm-ˌpleks \

Definition of overcomplex

: complex to an unnecessary or excessive degree a storyline that is overcomplex and difficult to follow the company's overcomplex and inefficient structure

First Known Use of overcomplex

1764, in the meaning defined above

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“Overcomplex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcomplex. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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