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Synonyms for complication
ˌkɒm plɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. complication(noun)

    the act or process of complicating

    complicatedness, tortuousness, ramification, knottiness

  2. complication(noun)

    a situation or condition that is complex or confused

    "her coming was a serious complication"

    complicatedness, tortuousness, ramification, knottiness

  3. complication(noun)

    any disease or disorder that occurs during the course of (or because of) another disease

    "bed sores are a common complication in cases of paralysis"

    complicatedness, tortuousness, ramification, knottiness

  4. complication, ramification(noun)

    a development that complicates a situation

    "the court's decision had many unforeseen ramifications"

    branch, forking, fork, leg, complicatedness, ramification, tortuousness, branching, knottiness

  5. complicatedness, complication, knottiness, tortuousness(noun)

    puzzling complexity

    tortuosity, torsion, complicatedness, ramification, tortuousness, crookedness, knottiness, contortion

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. complication(n.)

    complexity, intricacy, entanglement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. complication(n)

    intricacy, entanglement, involution, complexity, snarl, confusion, imbroglio

    disentanglement, simplicity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "complication":

    complications, complicating, complexity

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  1. Sir Thomas More:

    And it will fall out as in a complication of diseases, that by applying a remedy to one sore, you will provoke another and that which removes the one ill symptom produces others

  2. Abou Habib:

    The issue doesn't disappear if there is no president or because we have the added complication of the Syrian displacement, the issue is still there, women are still suffering.

  3. Wright Jones:

    I still recommend going to a board certified plastic surgeon because there are some really key areas around the ear that need to be avoided and you don’t want to get a complication from such a simple, quick procedure, one is you can have some asymmetry of the earlobes meaning that they look different. You can also get bleeding. There are some important nerves around the ear that should be avoided and also blood vessels. Overall, it’s a fairly quick and simple procedure with low complications but that’s in the hands of a board certified plastic surgeon.

  4. Samuel Dominguez:

    This is a relatively uncommon syndrome. So I think that should be reassuring to people, this is likely a rare complication from a common virus.

  5. Terry DuBrow:

    I think if you can see the plastic surgery, it is too much, or it’s improperly done or they had a complication, meaning plastic surgery should just look refreshed. It should look natural. You shouldn't be able to tell anyone has had any work done unless you know them for a long time and suddenly they look so much better.

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  • تعقيدArabic
  • усложнение, затруднениеBulgarian
  • KomplikationGerman
  • complicationFrench
  • осложнение, усложнение, затруднениеRussian
  • svit, förveckling, komplikationSwedish

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