Definition of overcomplicate in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈkɒmplɪkeɪt/


[with object]
Make (something) more complicated than necessary: the basic idea is quite simple but some people tend to overcomplicate it (as adjective overcomplicated) an overcomplicated tax system
More example sentences
  • Always keep your design simple, never over-complicate the process.
  • Defences were certainly on top during an uneventful opening 45 minutes in which Rovers were often guilty of trying to over-complicate things going forward.
  • The result, I think, is to overcomplicate breastfeeding.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: over|com¦pli|cate

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.