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complicated

adjective

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2 made or done with great care or with much detail
  • complicated plans for redeveloping the riverfront that involve both the private and public sectors

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complicated

verb
past tense of complicate

Synonyms & Antonyms of complicated (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make complex or difficult
  • the need to go to both a PTA conference and condo board meeting really complicates tonight's schedule

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2 to make more severe
  • asthma that has recently been complicated by a bout of bronchitis

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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

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The first known use of complicated was in 1656

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“Complicated.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/complicated. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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