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complication

[ kom-pli-key-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF complication

Synonyms for complication

  • complexity
  • confusion
  • difficulty
  • obstacle
  • problem
  • snag
  • aggravation
  • development
  • dilemma
  • drawback
  • embarrassment
  • entanglement
  • factor
  • intricacy
  • web
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Antonyms for complication

  • advantage
  • calm
  • clarity
  • ease
  • peace
  • simplicity
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPLICATION

Mop died of old age and of a complication of diseases, in the spring of 1892.

Was it to help in such a complication as this that I had been summoned?

So much for the first complication in the tragedy of this man's life.

He needed Sally Winthrop to talk over his complication with him.

There had been some complication in the way of which she had been unable to rid herself.

Until this moment, she hadn't thought of Mattie as a complication.

The complication of parties is not to be easily disentangled.

That accident was a complication in Robert Hardy's seven days.

But here in Serres' 081doctrine of parallelism a complication enters.

Heraclius is obscure through the complication of its intrigue.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French complication, from Latin complicationem (nominative complicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of complicare "to fold together, fold up, roll up," from com- "together" (see com-) + plicare "to fold, weave" (see ply (v.1)). Meaning "something that complicates" first recorded 1903.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COMPLICATION

can of worms

nouncomplicated situation
  • Gordian knot
  • Pandora's box
  • complex problem
  • complexity
  • complication
  • difficult situation
  • difficulty
  • dog's breakfast
  • entanglement
  • hard nut to crack
  • headache
  • hornet's nest
  • hot water
  • mare's nest
  • mess
  • predicament
  • problem
  • quagmire
  • quandary
  • snafu
  • snake pit
  • snarl
  • trouble
  • troublesome problem
  • unpredictable situation
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