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

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Wiktionary3.7 / 3 votes

  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 Antonyms2.8 / 5 votes

  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 Antonyms5.0 / 2 votes

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. complexadjective

    Synonyms:
    compounded, compound, composite, not simple

  2. complexadjective

    Synonyms:
    complicated, complicate, entangled, intricate, involved

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  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. Ujwala Kaza:

    If you are a person who tends to get a sick a lot, that means theres a background level of inflammation in your upper respiratory tract. If you then adopt a cat, which is a common trigger of allergic asthma, you may be likely to develop asthma. In reality, asthma is a very complex disease process that involves an interplay of many factors, including genetics and environmental triggers.

  2. Dmitry Medvedev:

    Biden, having received security guarantees in advance, finally went to Kyiv, and of course, there were mutual incantations about the victory that would come with new weapons and a courageous people. And here it is important to note that the West already delivers weapons and money to Kyiv quite regularly. In huge quantities, allowing the military-industrial complex of NATO countries to earn money and steal weapons to sell to terrorists around the world.

  3. Lena Dunham:

    Girls it felt like I was a complex machine that had been unplugged and then had my wires rerouted into the wrong inputs.

  4. Chief William Bones:

    The suspect is a 30-year-old male, we don't know anything about his motive or reason for the crime tonight. The victims do include refugee families here in the Wyle Street Apartments, you can imagine this is a very tight-knit community here in this apartment complex. The attack had a devastating effect on the people. We're doing everything we can tonight to get them services, to get them through this evening and we'll be working with them in the days and weeks that follow.

  5. Neil Gershenfeld:

    For a smart material to be able to send out a more complex signal it needs to be nonlinear. If you hit a tuning fork twice as hard it will ring twice as loud but still at the same frequency. That's a linear response. If you hit a person twice as hard they're unlikely just to shout twice as loud. That property lets you learn more about the person than the tuning fork.


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