Meaning of COMPLEX in English


n. Function: adjective

1 made up of two or more separable or identifiable elements FF1C; the complex vascular system of higher plants FF1E;

Synonyms: composite, compound

Related Words: blended, compounded, mingled, mixed; heterogeneous, varied; elaborate, intricate, involved; complicated, confused, mixed-up

Contrasted Words: homogeneous, uniform

Antonyms: simple

2 difficult to comprehend because of a multiplicity of interrelated elements FF1C; a complex plot to undermine the government by discrediting its leaders FF1E;

Synonyms: Byzantine, complicated, daedal, elaborate, gordian, intricate, involved, knotty, labyrinthine, sophisticated

Related Words: bewildering, confusing, distracting, disturbing; baffling, confounding, mysterious, mystifying, perplexing, puzzling; equivocal, obscure, vague; involute, involuted, reticular

Contrasted Words: clear, defined, definite, distinct, plain, recognizable, uncomplicated, uninvolved; comprehensible, explicable, intelligible, knowable

Antonyms: simple

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