Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun complex

4 senses of complex

Sense 1
complex, composite -- (a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts; "the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town")
       => whole -- (all of something including all its component elements or parts; "Europe considered as a whole"; "the whole of American literature")

Sense 2
complex, coordination compound -- (a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated)
       => compound, chemical compound -- ((chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight)

Sense 3
complex -- ((psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior)
       => feeling -- (the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual")

Sense 4
building complex, complex -- (a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures)
       => structure, construction -- (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons")

Antonyms of adj complex

1 sense of complex

Sense 1
complex (vs. simple) -- (complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs")

simple (vs. complex) -- (having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved; "a simple problem"; "simple mechanisms"; "a simple design"; "a simple substance")
        => simplex -- (having only one part or element; "a simplex word has no affixes and is not part of a compound--like `boy' compared with `boyish' or `house' compared with `houseboat'")
        => simplistic -- (characterized by extreme and often misleading simplicity; "a simplistic theory of the universe"; "simplistic arguments of the ruling party")
        => unanalyzable, undecomposable -- (representing the furthest possible extent of analysis or division into parts; "a feeling is a simple and undecomposable mental state"- G.S.Brett; "this weight of evidence is something mystical and unanalyzable"-M.R.Cohen)
        => uncomplicated, unsophisticated -- (lacking complexity; "small and uncomplicated cars for those really interested in motoring"; "an unsophisticated machine")

Similarity of adj complex

1 sense of complex

Sense 1
complex (vs. simple) -- (complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs")
       => analyzable, decomposable -- (capable of being partitioned)
       => Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous -- (highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious; "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")
       => colonial, compound -- (composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony; "coral is a colonial organism")
       => complicated -- (difficult to analyze or understand; "a complicated problem"; "complicated Middle East politics")
       => composite -- (consisting of separate interconnected parts)
       => compound -- (consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts; "soap is a compound substance"; "housetop is a compound word"; "a blackberry is a compound fruit")
       => daedal -- (complex and ingenious in design or function; "the daedal hand of nature")
       => Gordian -- (extremely intricate; usually in phrase `Gordian knot')
       => interlacing, interlinking, interlocking, interwoven -- (linked or locked closely together as by dovetailing)
       => intricate -- (having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate; "intricate lacework")
       => labyrinthine, labyrinthian, mazy -- (resembling a labyrinth in form or complexity; "a labyrinthine network of tortuous footpaths")
       => multifactorial -- (involving or depending on several factors or causes (especially pertaining to a condition or disease resulting from the interaction of many genes))
       => multiplex -- (having many parts or aspects; "the multiplex problem of drug abuse")
       => thickening -- (becoming more intricate or complex; "a thickening plot")
          Also See-> compound#1; difficult#1, hard#1

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