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Synonyms for complex
kəmˈplɛks, ˈkɒm plɛks; ˈkɒm plɛks

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. complex, composite(noun)

    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 compound(noun)

    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. complex(noun)

    (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, complex(adj)

    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. complex(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. complex(adjective)

    Made up of multiple parts; intricate or detailed.

    Synonyms:
    detailed, intricate

  2. complex(adjective)

    Not simple or straightforward.

    Synonyms:
    tough, involved, difficult, hard, complicated

    Antonyms:
    basic, easy, simple, straightforward

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

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. complex(a.)

    Synonyms:
    compounded, compound, composite, not simple

  2. complex(a.)

    Synonyms:
    complicated, complicate, entangled, intricate, involved

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. complex(a)

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

    Antonyms:
    incomplex, simple, obvious

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How to use complex in a sentence?

  1. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang:

    First, as I've said many times before, China always opposes any country imposing unilateral sanctions, second, under the present situation where the situation on the Korean Peninsula is complex and sensitive, we oppose any moves that may further worsen tensions there.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Wisdom is better than knowledge, for wisdom is simple but knowledge is complex.

  3. President Klaus Iohannis:

    During this round of consultations, I saw that there is a need for complex change in Romanian politics. A single round of talks is not enough, i will call a new round of talks for early next week. It is possible that by the end of next week we will reach a conclusion to present to the people.

  4. Prime Minister Najib Razak:

    The disappearance of MH370 is without precedent, and so too is the search – by far the most complex and technically challenging in aviation history, together with our international partners, we have followed the little evidence that exists. Malaysia remains committed to the search, and hopeful that MH370 will be found.

  5. Patricia Kramer:

    Neandertals are closely related to us with complex cultural adaptations much like those of modern humans, but their physical form is different from us in important ways, understanding their adaptations allows us to understand our own evolutionary path better.


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