from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state of being complicated.
  • n. A complication.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being complex; entanglement.
  • n. That which is and renders complex; intricacy; complication.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A state of being complicate or intricate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being complex or intricate.


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  • Aliyev who escaped to Austria in the middle of 2007 was accused by the Kazakh court of several grave crimes, such as complicacy of kidnappings, tortures and murders and attempts of a coup.


  • The academic and the aesthetic thus fuse into a unique hermeneutic, questioning whose methodological validity is risking complicacy.

    Seventy tomes of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are epitome of a discursive culture

  • Or it is just complicacy: President Karzai of Afghanistan was a lobbyist for Gulf Oil's pipeline plans, and does one suspect that the pipeline will be built as soon as his power is consolidated?

    Eric Greenberg: From September of 2004!

  • OWNER OF INDUSTRIES can only file a separate suit for compensation in separate CIVIL COURT CREATING MORE complicacy for life long litigation WITH OF NO RESULT .

    The CBA’s Support for the Rule of Law in Developing Countries — Slaw

  • Moreover, I need hardly point out that the native population of the capital of the Philippines by no means represents the true native character, to comprehend which, so far as its complicacy can be fathomed, one must penetrate into and reside for years in the interior of the Colony, as I have done, in places where extraneous influences have, as yet, produced no effect.

    The Philippine Islands

  • The venality of the conqueror's administration, the judicial complicacy, want of public works, weak imperial government, and arrogant local rule tended to dismember the once powerful Spanish Empire.

    The Philippine Islands

  • Everything was simple at Nancepean except the parishioners; but Mark was still too young and too simple himself to apprehend their complicacy.

    The Altar Steps

  • Of one sore I an hundred make by adding but one more L. _In a former publication I have shown that an antagonism had developed between Shakespeare and Chapman as early as the year 1594, and in a more recent one have shown Matthew Roydon's complicacy with Chapman in his hostility to Shakespeare, and also Shakespeare's cognizance of it.

    Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592

  • [67] The higher complicacy of physiological order stamps on our minds more impressively the fact of the Divine wisdom; while the subserviency of this order to ends of happiness in the animal creation, brings before us the beneficence of the Designer.

    Theism: The Witness of Reason and Nature to an All-Wise and Beneficent Creator.

  • If, in the various organs of sense, the exquisite complicacy and delicacy of the nervous system, we recognise the clear manifestation of creative design, no less surely must we recognise it in the wonderful mental capacity to which these minister.

    Theism: The Witness of Reason and Nature to an All-Wise and Beneficent Creator.


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  • My recipes feature efficacy

    Eschewing all fuss and complicacy.

    A poulet compliqué

    Would ruin my day.

    I'll stew up my bird in a fricassee.

    September 8, 2016