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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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How to use complication in a sentence?

  1. Hamish Husband:

    As important as the World Cup semifinalist England game is, we still miss the world stage, the complication of the World Cup semifinalist England game is not what we want.

  2. The Cleveland Clinic:

    We are saddened to share that our patient, Lindsey, recently experienced a sudden complication that led to the removal of her transplanted uterus.

  3. Ilan Solot:

    The court ruling acts more like sand on the wheels rather than changing the outcome. It's a complication to the process, but ultimately it won't change its course, or even slow down the ECB's decision-making.

  4. 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.

  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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