noun, plural com·pli·ca·cies for 2.

the state of being complicated; complicatedness.
a complication: the numerous complicacies of travel in such a remote country.

Origin of complicacy

1820–30; complic(ate) + -acy, modeled on such pairs as confederacy, confederate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for complicacy

Historical Examples of complicacy

  • Among the earliest tools of any complicacy which a man, especially a man of letters, gets to handle, are his Class-books.

    Sartor Resartus

    Thomas Carlyle

British Dictionary definitions for complicacy


noun plural -cies

a less common word for complexity
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