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Synonyms for complex
kəmˈplɛks, ˈkɒm plɛks; ˈkɒm plɛkscom·plex

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Wiktionary

  1. complexadjective

    A problem.

    Synonyms:
    detailed, intricate

  2. complexadjective

    Not simple or straightforward.

    Synonyms:
    complicated, hard, difficult, involved, tough

    Antonyms:
    easy, straightforward, simple, basic

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. complex

    That is complex which is made up of several connected parts. That is compound in which the parts are not merely connected, but fused, or otherwise combined into a single substance. In a composite object the different parts have less of unity than in that which is complex or compound, but maintain their distinct individuality. In a heterogeneous body unlike parts or particles are intermingled, often without apparent order or plan. Conglomerate (literally, globed together) is said of a confused mingling of masses or lumps of various substances. The New England pudding-stone is a conglomerate rock. In a complex object the arrangement and relation of parts may be perfectly clear; in a complicated mechanism the parts are so numerous, or so combined, that the mind can not readily grasp their mutual relations; in an intricate arrangement the parts are so intertwined that it is difficult to follow their windings; things are involved which are rolled together so as not to be easily separated, either in thought or in fact; things which are tangled or entangled mutually hold and draw upon each other. The conception of a material object is usually complex, involving form, color, size, and other elements; a clock is a complicated mechanism; the Gordian knot was intricate; the twining serpents of the Laocoon are involved. We speak of an abstruse statement, a complex conception, a confused heap, a heterogeneous mass, a tangled skein, an intricate problem; of composite architecture, an involved sentence; of the complicated or intricate accounts of a great business, the entangled accounts of an incompetent or dishonest bookkeeper.

    Synonyms:
    abstruse, complicated, composite, compound, confused, conglomerate, entangled, heterogeneous, intricate, involved, manifold, mingled, mixed, multiform, obscure, tangled

    Antonyms:
    clear, direct, homogeneous, obvious, plain, simple, uncombined, uncompounded, uniform, unraveled

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. complex

    Synonyms:
    intricate, multifarious, compound, complicated, multifold, involved, deep, many-sided, abstruse, close, tangled, obscure

    Antonyms:
    obvious, plain, simple, direct, inobscure, superficial, vague, loose, unraveled

Princeton's WordNet

  1. complex, compositenoun

    a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts

    "the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town"

    Synonyms:
    building complex, composite plant, coordination compound, composite

    Antonyms:
    unanalyzable, simple, simplistic, uncomplicated, simplex, unsophisticated, undecomposable

  2. complex, coordination compoundnoun

    a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated

    Synonyms:
    building complex, coordination compound, composite

    Antonyms:
    unsophisticated, undecomposable, simple, simplex, simplistic, unanalyzable, uncomplicated

  3. complexnoun

    (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior

    Synonyms:
    building complex, coordination compound, composite

    Antonyms:
    undecomposable, simple, simplex, uncomplicated, simplistic, unsophisticated, unanalyzable

  4. building complex, complexadjective

    a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures

    Synonyms:
    building complex, coordination compound, composite

    Antonyms:
    simplistic, unanalyzable, uncomplicated, simple, undecomposable, simplex, unsophisticated

  5. complexadjective

    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"

    Antonyms:
    undecomposable, unsophisticated, simple, simplex, uncomplicated, unanalyzable, simplistic

Editors Contribution

  1. compound machine

    Submitted by anonymous on May 3, 2020  
  2. multichoice

    many possibilities; tricky

    "this is such a complex question"

    Submitted by anonymous on February 5, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. complexadjective

    Synonyms:
    compounded, compound, composite, not simple

  2. complexadjective

    Synonyms:
    complicated, complicate, entangled, intricate, involved

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. complexadjective

    Synonyms:
    composite, compound, mixed, complicated, intricate, involved

    Antonyms:
    incomplex, simple, obvious

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How to use complex in a sentence?

  1. Ri Chun-hee:

    Streets were full of people admiring the Supreme leader for his brilliant political skills to lead complex and eventful international politics.

  2. Karen Bass:

    Our city is facing a public health, safety and economic crisis in homelessness that has evolved into a humanitarian emergency. I've spent my entire life bringing groups of people together in coalitions to solve complex problems and produce concrete change -- especially in times of crisis, los Angeles is Los Angeles. With my whole heart, I'm ready. Let's do this -- together. I'm running for mayor.

  3. Tom Everett:

    There is nothing on earth that complex

  4. Zoe Muller:

    The most surprising thing for me is that it has taken until 2021 to recognize that giraffes have a complex social system. We have known for decades about other species of socially complex mammal, such as elephants, primates and cetaceans, but it is baffling to me how such a charismatic and well-known species as the giraffe could have been so understudied until recently.

  5. Shiladitya DasSarma:

    What happened I think is that the chlorophyll-based photosynthesis is more efficient, which means they generally have outcompeted the the purple organisms, in evolution, you had progression from more primitive to more complex and capable systems.


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