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noun as in difficult situation

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Abe Shinzo, Japan’s longest-serving and most consequential prime minister in decades, has resigned from his post over health complications.

From Vox

Now the University of Washington Medical Center was citing multiple requests from hospitalists for training in bedside cardiac ultrasound so that they could monitor their covid-19 patients for heart failure, a dangerous complication.

Initial research suggests that women who have Covid-19 at the time of delivery may experience complications, and that fetuses, too, might be at risk of complications even after delivery.

From Quartz

As it’s become clear that excessive clotting can be a complication of a serious coronavirus infection, there’s been debate over how best to manage the blockages.

It is serious and can cause fatal complications, according to the Mayo Clinic.

From Health

The next complication is the lack of scientific and religious clarity over how to define when life begins.

My major complication rate doing late abortions is 0.6 percent.

The main complication for sellers comes if they need to convert stamps back into cash.

Fewer than 0.3 percent of women undergoing legal abortion procedures sustain a serious complication.

Government policy, especially foreign policy, is rife with nuance and complication.

"It's always the way with them," sighed Miss Grains, who suffered from a complication of romantic tendency and very tight stays.

It reappears during a relapse, and thus helps to distinguish between a relapse and a complication, in which it does not reappear.

The complication of business has led to the adoption of another principle in managing corporations.

This it brings about in a very simple manner, though the details of the process have a certain complication.

He fathomed every complication of heart and mind in the modern woman by an intuition of the laws which control her development.


On this page you'll find 51 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to complication, such as: complexity, confusion, difficulty, obstacle, problem, and snag.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.