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complicated

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of complicated

  1. 1 having many parts or aspects that are usually interrelated a complicated apparatus Synonyms of complicated baroque, byzantine, complicate, complex, convoluted, daedal, elaborate, intricate, involute, involved, knotty, labyrinthian, labyrinthine, sophisticated, tangledWords Related to complicated overcomplex, overcomplicated; composite, compound, heterogeneous, mixed, multibranched, multifaceted, multifarious, multipart, varied; challenging, difficult, tough; impenetrable, incomprehensible, inexplicable, Kafkaesque, unfathomable, unintelligibleNear Antonyms of complicated oversimplified, simplified, simplistic; homogeneous, uniform, unvariedAntonyms of complicated noncomplex, noncomplicated, plain, simple, uncomplicated

  2. 2 made or done with great care or with much detail complicated plans for redeveloping the urban slum that involve both the private and public sectors Synonyms of complicated complex, elaborate, detailed, fancy, intricate, involved, sophisticatedWords Related to complicated 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 complicated modest, plain, plain-Jane, plain-vanilla, uncomplicated; bald, bare, naked, unadorned, undecorated, unvarnishedAntonyms of complicated no-frills, simple, unfancy, unsophisticated

Synonym Discussion of complicated

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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