complicated


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

com·pli·cat·ed

 (kŏm′plĭ-kā′tĭd)
adj.
1. Containing intricately combined or involved parts. See Synonyms at complex.
2. Not easy to understand or analyze because of being intricate: a complicated personality.

com′pli·cat′ed·ly adv.
com′pli·cat′ed·ness n.

complicated

(ˈkɒmplɪˌkeɪtɪd)
adj
made up of intricate parts or aspects that are difficult to understand or analyse
ˈcompliˌcatedly adv
ˈcompliˌcatedness n

com•pli•cat•ed

(ˈkɒm plɪˌkeɪ tɪd)

adj.
1. composed of elaborately interconnected parts; complex: complicated apparatus.
2. difficult to analyze, understand, or explain: a complicated problem.
[1640–50]
com′pli•cat`ed•ly, adv.
com′pli•cat`ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.complicated - difficult to analyze or understand; "a complicated problem"; "complicated Middle East politics"
complex - complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"

complicated

adjective
1. involved, difficult, puzzling, troublesome, problematic, perplexing The situation in Lebanon is very complicated.
involved simple, straightforward, uncomplicated, uninvolved

complicated

adjective
1. Complexly detailed:
2. Difficult to understand because of intricacy:
Translations
komplikovanýsložitý
kompliceretindviklet
monimutkainensekava
kompliciran
flókinn
複雑な
복잡한
komplikovaný
zapleten
komplicerad
ยากที่จะเข้าใจ
phức tạp

complicated

[ˈkɒmplɪkeɪtɪd] adjcompliqué(e)

complicated

adjkompliziert

complicated

[ˈkɒmplɪˌkeɪtɪd] adjcomplicato/a, complesso/a

complicate

(ˈkomplikeit) verb
to make difficult. His illness will complicate matters.
ˈcomplicated adjective
(negative uncomplicated) difficult to understand. complicated instructions.
ˌcompliˈcation noun
1. something making a situation etc more difficult. Taking the dog with us on holiday will be an added complication.
2. a development (in an illness etc) which makes things worse.

complicated

مُعَقَّد komplikovaný kompliceret kompliziert πολύπλοκος complicado monimutkainen compliqué kompliciran complicato 複雑な 복잡한 ingewikkeld komplisert skomplikowany complicado сложный komplicerad ยากที่จะเข้าใจ karışık phức tạp 复杂的
References in classic literature ?
Then the visiting "watch below," transformed into graceless ladies and uncouth pilgrims, by rude travesties upon waterfalls, hoopskirts, white kid gloves and swallow-tail coats, moved solemnly up the companion way, and bowing low, began a system of complicated and extraordinary smiling which few monarchs could look upon and live.
Just as in a clock, the result of the complicated motion of innumerable wheels and pulleys is merely a slow and regular movement of the hands which show the time, so the result of all the complicated human activities of 160,000 Russians and French- all their passions, desires, remorse, humiliations, sufferings, outbursts of pride, fear, and enthusiasm- was only the loss of the battle of Austerlitz, the so-called battle of the three Emperors- that is to say, a slow movement of the hand on the dial of human history.
When the ceremony of plighting troth was over, the beadle spread before the lectern in the middle of the church a piece of pink silken stuff, the choir sang a complicated and elaborate psalm, in which the bass and tenor sang responses to one another, and the priest turning round pointed the bridal pair to the pink silk rug.
To remove all risk of error, we shall need an endless series of more and more complicated self-evident beliefs, which cannot possibly be realized in practice.
It is evident, by their sending for me, that matters are becoming complicated.
But as the colossal skull embraces so very large a proportion of the entire extentof the skeleton; as it is by far the most complicated part; and as nothing is to be repeated concerning it in this chapter, you must not fail to carry it in your mind, or under your arm, as we proceed, otherwise you will not gain a complete notion of the general structure we are about to view.
Nor were poets and romancers from over sea--in their seeming simple paper covers, but with, oh, such complicated and subtle insides
The affair seemed to grow more complicated, and the Colonel, with his expletives and his indignation, confused rather than informed me.
And clear across to the Atlantic, the Junta in touch with them all and all of them needing guns, mere adventurers, soldiers of fortune, bandits, disgruntled American union men, socialists, anarchists, rough-necks, Mexican exiles, peons escaped from bondage, whipped miners from the bull-pens of Coeur d'Alene and Colorado who desired only the more vindictively to fight--all the flotsam and jetsam of wild spirits from the madly complicated modern world.
Here then is a double security; and it will readily be perceived that this complicated agency tends to preserve the purity of both institutions.
While writing this book, fully a quarter of a century since, it occurred to us that the French name of this lake was too complicated, the American too commonplace, and the Indian too unpronounceable, for either to be used familiarly in a work of fiction.
Thus the whale-line folds the whole boat in its complicated coils, twisting and writhing around it in almost every direction.