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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.
abstruse, complex, complicated, composite, compound, confused, conglomerate, entangled, heterogeneous, intricate, involved, manifold, mingled, mixed, multiform, obscure
clear, direct, homogeneous, obvious, plain, simple, uncombined, uncompounded, uniform, unraveled
Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote
in a confused mass
"pushed back her tangled hair"; "the tangled ropes"
involved, knotty, convoluted, tortuous
disentangled, unsnarled, untangled, loosened, simple
Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuousadjective
highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
"the Byzantine tax structure"; "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"; "Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott; "tortuous legal procedures"; "tortuous negotiations lasting for months"
involved, knotty, problematical, twisty, convolute, twisting, winding, problematic, mired, gnarled, gnarly, knobbed, tough, knotted, elusive, snarly, voluminous, tortuous, convoluted, baffling, snarled
untangled, unsnarled, disentangled, loosened, simple
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I originally just gave her a crew cut because I did n’t know how, and it was all tangled and I could n’t get it out for anything.
Truth is simple. It's just the truth. But think about when someone lies. Think about all the lies they need to tell in order to keep the original lie going. It's a tangled web, and it makes getting at the truth very difficult - which is exactly what the liar wants."
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito:
For too long, plastic bags have clogged our storm drains, littered our greenspaces and tangled our trees.
Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, Canto vi. Stanza 17.:
Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!
I served, that’s really all it came down to. I guess I didn’t give him many opportunities to spin his web and get me tangled up in it. If I got embroiled in too many rallies with him, it just wasn’t going to go well for me. I had an incredible serving day and I needed every single bit of it to beat him.
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