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complicatedadjective

uk   /ˈkɒm.plɪ.keɪ.tɪd/ us   /ˈkɑːm.plə.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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complicatedadjective

us   /ˈkɑm·plɪˌkeɪ·t̬ɪd/
having many parts that are organized in a way that may be difficult to understand: a complicated machine/process He gave me directions, but they were so complicated I got lost.
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Translations of “complicated”
in Arabic مُعَقَّد…
in Korean 복잡한…
in Portuguese complicado, confuso…
in Catalan complicat…
in Japanese 分かりにくい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 复杂的, 麻烦的, 费解的…
in Turkish karmaşık, zor…
in Russian сложный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 複雜的, 麻煩的, 費解的…
in Italian complicato…
in Polish skomplikowany…
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