- composed of elaborately interconnected parts; complex: complicated apparatus for measuring brain functions.
- difficult to analyze, understand, explain, etc.: a complicated problem.
Origin of complicated
Synonyms for complicated
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This house is built about as complicatedly as a packing-box!The Diamond Pin
She's one of the most simply complicated and complicatedly simple women that I ever met.
I have my suspicions of these simply complicated and complicatedly simple women.
- made up of intricate parts or aspects that are difficult to understand or analyse
1640s, "tangled," from past participle adjective from complicate. Figurative meaning "not easy to solve, intricate, confused, difficult to unravel" is from 1650s.