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complicated

adjective uk   /ˈkɒm.plɪ.keɪ.tɪd/ us    /ˈkɑːm.plɪ.keɪ.t̬ɪd/
B1 involving a lot of different parts, in a way that is difficult to understand: complicated instructions I had to fill in this really complicated form. The rules are rather complicated to follow. The relationship is a bit complicated. He's my mother's cousin's daughter's child.
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in Korean 복잡한…
in Arabic مُعَقَّد…
in Portuguese complicado, confuso…
in Catalan complicat…
in Japanese 分かりにくい…
in Italian complicato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 複雜的, 麻煩的, 費解的…
in Russian сложный…
in Turkish karmaşık, zor…
in Chinese (Simplified) 复杂的, 麻烦的, 费解的…
in Polish skomplikowany…
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