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

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Wiktionary

  1. complexadjective

    Made up of multiple parts; intricate or detailed.

    Synonyms:
    detailed, intricate

  2. complexadjective

    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

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. Tim Skates:

    More complex and more large-scale products are always reliant on some form of relationship management and negotiation.

  2. Chris Edwards:

    The federal government has shown itself to be a poor steward of its massive land holdings, the issues with Western lands are far too complex and sensitive for far-away politicians and bureaucrats in Washington to be able to solve.

  3. Hunter Waite:

    Specific identification of these organic compounds is the next step in our search for life in Enceladus' ocean, the complexity of the organic compounds identified was beyond our wildest expectations : nonsoluble complex organics floating as a film on an alien ocean. Wrap your head around that.

  4. Oly Ilunga Kalenga:

    No other epidemic in the world has been as complex as the one we are currently experiencing.

  5. Ammar Hikmat:

    Our security forces are now pushing forward toward the presidential complex and have already entered parts of it, i think the whole city will be retaken within the coming 24 hours.

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