1. difficult to analyze or understand
; - Example: "a complicated problem"- Example: "complicated Middle East politics"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Complicate \Com"pli*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Complicated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Complicating.]
To fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make
complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or
Nor can his complicated sinews fail. --Young.
Avarice and luxury very often become one complicated
principle of action. --Addison.
When the disease is complicated with other diseases.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: difficult to analyze or understand; "a complicated
problem"; "complicated Middle East politics"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
61 Moby Thesaurus words for "complicated":
Byzantine, Daedalian, abstruse, arduous, balled up, beyond one,
complex, compound, confounded, confused, convoluted, crabbed,
cramp, daedal, devious, difficult, elaborate, embrangled,
entangled, fancy, fouled up, garbled, gordian, hard,
hard to understand, implicated, intricate, involuted, involved,
jumbled, knotted, knotty, labyrinthian, labyrinthine, loused up,
many-faceted, matted, mazy, meandering, messed up, mixed up,
mucked up, multifarious, obfuscated, obscure, obscured, ornate,
overtechnical, perplexed, ramified, recondite, roundabout,
scrambled, screwed up, snarled, sophisticated, subtle, tangled,
tangly, tough, twisted