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involved

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of involved

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

  2. 2 made or done with great care or with much detail very involved descriptions of every last detail of the lavish wedding Synonyms of involved complex, complicated, detailed, fancy, intricate, elaborate, sophisticatedWords Related to involved 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 involved modest, plain, plain-Jane, plain-vanilla, uncomplicated; bald, bare, naked, unadorned, undecorated, unvarnishedAntonyms of involved no-frills, simple, unfancy, unsophisticated

Synonym Discussion of involved

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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