involved
adjective Date: 15th century 1. involute, twisted 2. a. marked by extreme and often needless or excessive complexity b. difficult to deal with because of complexity or disorder 3. being affected or implicated Synonyms: see complexinvolvedly adverb

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  • involved — involved; un·involved; …   English syllables

  • involved — [adj1] complicated Byzantine*, complex, confusing, convoluted, difficult, elaborate, Gordian*, high tech*, intricate, knotty*, labyrinthine, mazy, muddled, ramified, sophisticated, tangled, tortuous, winding; concept 562 Ant. easy, simple,… …   New thesaurus

  • Involved — In*volved , a. (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Involute}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • involved — I (a party to) adjective absorbed, absorbed with, added as a defendant, added as a party, caught up in, contributing, devoted to, engaged, engrossed in, immersed in, implied, intent, intent on, occupied, sued, taken up with II (complex) adjective …   Law dictionary

  • involved — complicated, 1640s, pp. adjective from INVOLVE (Cf. involve) …   Etymology dictionary

  • involved — intricate, complicated, knotty, *complex Analogous words: confused, muddled (see CONFUSE): perplexing, puzzling, bewildering, mystifying (see PUZZLE): difficult, *hard, arduous Contrasted words: simple, *easy, facile …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • involved — ► ADJECTIVE 1) connected, typically on an emotional or personal level: 2) difficult to comprehend; complicated …   English terms dictionary

  • involved — [invälvd′, invôlvd′] adj. 1. not easily understood; intricate; complicated 2. implicated, affected, or committed 3. having a close emotional, and often sexual, relationship with SYN. COMPLEX …   English World dictionary

  • involved — in|volved W3S2 [ınˈvɔlvd US ınˈva:lvd] adj 1.) be/get involved to take part in an activity or event, or be connected with it in some way be/get involved in ▪ More than 30 software firms were involved in the project. ▪ I don t want to get involved …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • involved — adjective 1 be involved to take part in an activity or event, or be connected with it in some way (+ in): More than 30 software firms were involved in the project. | deeply/heavily involved (=be involved a lot): At law school Hilary became… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • involved */*/ — UK [ɪnˈvɒlvd] / US [ɪnˈvɑlvd] adjective 1) affected by or included in an activity, event, or situation involved in: They became involved in a lengthy dispute. We were prepared to accept the risks involved in escaping. 2) a) someone who is… …   English dictionary

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