involved

[ in-volvd ]
/ ɪnˈvɒlvd /
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adjective

very intricate or complex: an involved reply.
implicated: involved in crime.
concerned in some affair, especially in a way likely to cause danger or unpleasantness: I didn't call the police because I didn't want to get involved.
committed or engaged, as in a political cause or artistic movement: The civil rights demonstration attracted the involved young people of the area.

Nearby words

  1. involution,
  2. involutional,
  3. involutional melancholia,
  4. involutional psychosis,
  5. involve,
  6. involvedly,
  7. involvement,
  8. invt.,
  9. invulnerability,
  10. invulnerable

Origin of involved

First recorded in 1600–10; involve + -ed2

SYNONYMS FOR involved
1. complicated, knotty, tangled, perplexing.

ANTONYMS FOR involved
1. simple.

Related formsin·volv·ed·ly [in-vol-vid-lee, -volvd-] /ɪnˈvɒl vɪd li, -ˈvɒlvd-/, adverbin·volv·ed·ness, nounnon·in·volved, adjectiveun·in·volved, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for involvedness

involved

/ (ɪnˈvɒlvd) /

adjective

complicated; difficult to comprehendan involved literary style
(usually postpositive) concerned or implicatedone of the men involved
(postpositive foll by with) euphemistic having sexual relationsshe was involved with a number of men
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Word Origin and History for involvedness

involved

adj.

"complicated," 1640s, past participle adjective from involve.

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