Synonyms for (noun) complex

Synonyms: building complex, complex

Definition: a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures

Similar words: structure, construction

Definition: a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

Usage: the structure consisted of a series of arches; she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons


Synonyms: complex, composite

Definition: a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts

Usage: the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town

Similar words: whole

Definition: all of something including all its component elements or parts

Usage: Europe considered as a whole; the whole of American literature


Synonyms: complex

Definition: (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior

Similar words: feeling

Definition: the experiencing of affective and emotional states

Usage: she had a feeling of euphoria; he had terrible feelings of guilt; I disliked him and the feeling was mutual


Synonyms: coordination compound, complex

Definition: a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated

Similar words: compound, chemical compound

Definition: (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

Synonyms for (adjective) complex

Synonyms: complex

Definition: complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts

Usage: a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody; a complex mass of diverse laws and customs

Similar words: analyzable, decomposable

Definition: capable of being partitioned


Similar words: convoluted, Byzantine, involved, knotty, tortuous, tangled

Definition: highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious

Usage: the Byzantine tax structure; Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship; convoluted legal language; convoluted reasoning; the plot was too involved; a knotty problem; got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering; Oh, what a tangled web we weave- Sir Walter Scott; tortuous legal procedures; tortuous negotiations lasting for months


Similar words: colonial, compound

Definition: composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony

Usage: coral is a colonial organism


Similar words: complicated

Definition: difficult to analyze or understand

Usage: a complicated problem; complicated Middle East politics


Similar words: composite

Definition: consisting of separate interconnected parts


Similar words: compound

Definition: consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts

Usage: soap is a compound substance; housetop is a compound word; a blackberry is a compound fruit


Similar words: daedal

Definition: complex and ingenious in design or function

Usage: the daedal hand of nature


Similar words: Gordian

Definition: extremely intricate; usually in phrase `Gordian knot'


Similar words: interlacing, interlinking, interlocking, interwoven

Definition: linked or locked closely together as by dovetailing


Similar words: intricate

Definition: having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate

Usage: intricate lacework


Similar words: mazy, labyrinthian, labyrinthine

Definition: resembling a labyrinth in form or complexity

Usage: a labyrinthine network of tortuous footpaths


Similar words: multifactorial

Definition: involving or depending on several factors or causes (especially pertaining to a condition or disease resulting from the interaction of many genes)


Similar words: multiplex

Definition: having many parts or aspects

Usage: the multiplex problem of drug abuse


Similar words: thickening

Definition: becoming more intricate or complex

Usage: a thickening plot