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Synonyms for complication
ˌkɒm plɪˈkeɪ ʃəncom·pli·ca·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. complicationnoun

    the act or process of complicating

    complicatedness, tortuousness, ramification, knottiness

  2. complicationnoun

    a situation or condition that is complex or confused

    "her coming was a serious complication"

    complicatedness, tortuousness, ramification, knottiness

  3. complicationnoun

    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, ramificationnoun

    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, tortuousnessnoun

    puzzling complexity

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. complicationnoun

    complexity, intricacy, entanglement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. complicationnoun

    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. Adam Ratner:

    I'm less interested in whether the vaccine prevents all cases of runny noses and feeling cruddy and having to stay home from school because of the flu, that's no fun, but you get the vaccine not so much to prevent that as to prevent the chances of having a horrible complication of the flu.

  2. Gregory Bernstein:

    She's in a private VIP suite. Why not let her recover there and make sure everything is all right ? because it would be a lot worse if they let her out right away and she had to go back because of a complication.

  3. Gregory Poland:

    Imagine having COVID and flu together, what does that do to your complication rate, to your risk of dying, especially if you have an underlying disease or you’re elderly?

  4. Amberlea Childs:

    Sometimes, surgery is a blessing, and it can help remove cancer and do great things, but it doesn't come cost-free, and it doesn't come complication-free, there is going to be time that's needed to heal and recover, and if you're not willing to give yourself that time, maybe you should weigh that into your decision if it was lumpectomy versus mastectomy, but I think, do the homework. Don't rush into something so quickly. Take the time, get that extra opinion, meet with one more plastic surgeon.

  5. Alex Spyropoulos:

    The benefits of any vaccine far outweigh the risks -- period, this complication from the vaccine is excruciatingly rare. Certainly more people are going to be killed by handgun in the United States than by these complications.

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

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