composed of elaborately interconnected parts; complex: complicated apparatus for measuring brain functions.
difficult to analyze, understand, explain, etc.: a complicated problem.
- com·pli·cat·ed·ly, adverb
- com·pli·cat·ed·ness, noun
- un·com·pli·cat·ed, adjective
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How to use complicated in a sentence
Containing the virus isn’t complicated, though it is at times unpleasant.In 160 words, Trump reveals how little he cares about the pandemic | Philip Bump | September 17, 2020 | Washington Post
The whole endeavor will be both financially and politically complicated.A coronavirus vaccine will save more lives if we share it widely | Kat Eschner | September 17, 2020 | Popular-Science
This deadly cocktail to me consists of mixing the most complicated thing — that is, the restaurant experience — with something that is hugely defined, which is sports and competition.Christian Puglisi Is Closing His Influential Copenhagen Restaurants. COVID Is Only Partly to Blame | Rafael Tonon | September 17, 2020 | Eater
However, if you are conducting complicated technical SEO, then Core Web Vitals will definitely change the way you work in as-yet unexpected ways.Google ranking factors to change search in 2021: Core Web Vitals, E-A-T, or AMP? | Aleh Barysevich | September 16, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
If you want someone else’s behavior to work for your best interests—if you want to extend your phenotype into someone else—it’s often a lot more complicated than just letting them sniff you.
After the curtain calls, Christopher comes back to explain a complicated math problem.Hedwig, Hugh & Michael Cera: 12 Powerhouse Theater Performances of 2014 | Janice Kaplan | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
An examination of the complicated history of America and its movies in the Republic of Korea.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea | Rich Goldstein | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Of course, the issue of authenticity in hip-hop is already a complicated minefield for up and coming artists.
Making this scenario more complicated is the rivalry between al Qaeda and ISIS.A Gift to the Jihadis: The Unseen Airport Security Threat | Clive Irving | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the history of the church, which emerged in the late '60s, is far more complicated—and fascinating.
Aristide replaced the baby, and with a complicated arrangement of string fastened it securely to the seat.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
He dwelt upon this contrivance, until it seemed too complicated for success.
And it might be a year or two before a superintendent could be found capable in every way of managing so complicated a ranch.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
But, difficult as his task was, the situation became much more complicated by the sudden return of Bonaparte from Egypt.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The fact that I have known you for some time makes things far easier, far less—complicated.The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking
British Dictionary definitions for complicated
made up of intricate parts or aspects that are difficult to understand or analyse
- complicatedly, adverb
- complicatedness, noun
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