Etymology
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complicated (adj.)

1640s, "composed of interconnected parts, not simple," past-participle adjective from complicate. Figurative meaning "not easy to solve, intricate, confused, difficult to explain or understand" is from 1650s. Related: Complicatedness.

updated on February 01, 2019

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Definitions of complicated from WordNet

complicated (adj.)
difficult to analyze or understand;
complicated Middle East politics
a complicated problem
Synonyms: complex
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