complexity


complexity
noun
ADJECTIVE
considerable, enormous, extraordinary, extreme, great, immense
full, sheer

Only now did he understand the full complexity of the problem.

growing, increasing
bewildering
unnecessary
added
biological, economic, linguistic, structural, technical

The critics failed to understand the structural complexities of the novel's language.

emotional, psychological
… OF COMPLEXITY
degree, level
VERB + COMPLEXITY
convey, demonstrate, illustrate, reflect, reveal, show

It is difficult to convey the sheer complexity of the situation.

emphasize, highlight, underscore (AmE)

The video emphasizes the complexity of this debate.

capture

The author has managed to capture the complexity of this man.

create

These programs create additional complexities to the pricing system.

appreciate, grasp, recognize, understand
underestimate
explore

a love story which explores the complexities of emotional infidelity

explain
address, handle
increase, reduce
COMPLEXITY + VERB
arise (from sth)
PREPOSITION
of … complexity

a pay system of unnecessary complexity


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