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complex

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of complex

  1. 1 having many parts or aspects that are usually interrelated this camera is a complex instrument that requires careful handling complex issues regarding free speech and school discipline Synonyms of complex baroque, byzantine, complicate, complicated, convoluted, daedal, elaborate, intricate, involute, involved, knotty, labyrinthian, labyrinthine, sophisticated, tangled Words Related to complex overcomplex, overcomplicated; composite, compound, heterogeneous, mixed, multibranched, multifaceted, multifarious, multipart, varied; challenging, difficult, tough; impenetrable, incomprehensible, inexplicable, Kafkaesque, unfathomable, unintelligible Near Antonyms of complex oversimplified, simplified, simplistic; homogeneous, uniform, unvaried Antonyms of complex noncomplex, noncomplicated, plain, simple, uncomplicated

  2. 2 made or done with great care or with much detail a complex plan for evacuating the city in the event of a natural disaster Synonyms of complex elaborate, complicated, detailed, fancy, intricate, involved, sophisticatedWords Related to complex elegant, exquisite, grand, magnificent, ornate, splendid; chichi, extravagant, exuberant, fancified, flamboyant, frilly, gimmicked (up), grandiose, ostentatious, overwrought, showy, souped-up; Byzantine, convoluted, involute, involuted, labyrinthian, labyrinthineNear Antonyms of complex modest, plain, plain-Jane, plain-vanilla, uncomplicated; bald, bare, naked, unadorned, undecorated, unvarnishedAntonyms of complex no-frills, simple, unfancy, unsophisticated

Synonym Discussion of complex

complex, complicated, intricate, involved, knotty mean having confusingly interrelated parts. complex suggests the unavoidable result of a necessary combining and does not imply a fault or failure.
    • a complex recipe
complicated applies to what offers great difficulty in understanding, solving, or explaining.
    • complicated legal procedures
intricate suggests such interlacing of parts as to make it nearly impossible to follow or grasp them separately.
    • an intricate web of deceit
involved implies extreme complication and often disorder.
    • a rambling, involved explanation
knotty suggests complication and entanglement that make solution or understanding improbable.
    • knotty ethical questions

complex

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of complex

  1. 1 a structure that is designed and built for a particular purpose an apartment complex Synonyms of complex facility, establishment, installationWords Related to complex building, edifice; institute, institution; business, company, concern, outfit

  2. 2 something made up of many interdependent or related parts a complex of goverment programs designed to assist the needy Synonyms of complex system, networkWords Related to complex interlacement, mesh, meshwork, net, plexus, web; aggregate, conglomerate, totality, whole; sequence, series; supersystem


complex

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of complex

  1. to make complex or difficult there's no need to complex what should be a simple process for obtaining a building permit Synonyms of complex complicate, complexify, embarrass, entangle, perplex, sophisticateWords Related to complex develop, elaborate, expand; intensify, magnify; confound, confuse, mess (up), mix (up), muddle; snarl, tangleNear Antonyms of complex abbreviate, cut, shorten; ease, facilitate; disentangle, straighten (out), unravel, untangle; oversimplifyAntonyms of complex simplify, streamline



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