Complicated vs Embroiled - What's the difference?

complicated | embroiled |


As verbs the difference between complicated and embroiled

is that complicated is (complicate) while embroiled is (embroil).

As an adjective complicated

is difficult or convoluted.

complicated

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Difficult or convoluted.
  • It seems this complicated situation will not blow over soon.
  • *
  • Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. […]  Frills, ruffles, flounces, lace, complicated seams and gores: not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.
  • (Biology) Folded longitudinally (as in the wings of certain insects).
  • Antonyms

    * simple

    Verb

    (head)
  • (complicate)
  • The process of fixing the car engine was complicated by the lack of tools.

    embroiled

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (embroil)

  • embroil

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To draw into a situation; to cause to be involved.
  • Avoid him. He will embroil you in his fights.
  • * Dryden
  • the royal house embroiled in civil war
  • To implicate in confusion; to complicate; to jumble.
  • * Addison
  • The Christian antiquities at Rome are so embroiled with fable and legend.