simple vs complicated

simple

Definitions

adjective

  1. unornamented
  2. having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved
  3. (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
  4. lacking mental capacity and subtlety
  5. easy and not involved or complicated
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noun

  1. a person lacking intelligence or common sense
  2. any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties

Examples

The side dish the day I visited was a simple mixed olive salad, a mélange of black and green olives with spicy oil.

I'd live the transient and ephemeral existence of a backpacker for a week, an existence of freedom and simple pleasures.

She pulled the black scrunchie out of her long glossy red-gold hair, the silky strands having been confined in a simple low, sleek ponytail.

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complicated

Definitions

adjective

  1. difficult to analyze or understand

Examples

The films he made look simple at first glance, yet already invite a more complicated response.

What seemed an easy task becomes complicated by locals' objections and, ultimately, the landman's own crisis of conscience.

– The agreement contains a complicated escrow system that may allow the $480 million to be funneled from the Treasury Department to the White House.

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