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complication

com·pli·ca·tion

complication

 
pronunciation:
kam plih keI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of complicating.
synonyms:
complicating, entangling
similar words:
entanglement, involution, wrinkle
definition 2: a complicated or complex state or condition.
synonyms:
complexity, entanglement, intricacy, involution, involvement, perplexity, tangle
similar words:
difficulty, dilemma, jumble, jungle, labyrinth, maze, predicament, problem, quandary
definition 3: an element or factor, often unexpected, that adds complexity to a thing or situation.
synonyms:
hitch, snag
similar words:
catch, complexity, difficulty, hindrance, impediment, obstacle, obstruction, problem, stumbling block