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English adjective: involved

1. involved connected by participation or association or use

SamplesWe accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved.
The problems involved.
The involved muscles.
I don't want to get involved.
Everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified.

Similaractive, caught up, concerned, concerned, embroiled, engaged, entangled, implicated, interested, neck-deep, participating, up to her neck, up to his neck, up to my neck, up to our necks, up to their necks, up to your neck


2. involved entangled or hindered as if e.g. in mire

SamplesThe difficulties in which the question is involved.
Brilliant leadership mired in details and confusion.




3. involved emotionally involved

Similarattached, committed

Antonymsunattached, uncommitted

4. involved highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious

SamplesThe Byzantine tax structure.
Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship.
Convoluted legal language.
Convoluted reasoning.
The plot was too involved.
A knotty problem.
Got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave.
Tortuous legal procedures.
Tortuous negotiations lasting for months.

SynonymsByzantine, convoluted, knotty, tangled, tortuous



5. involved enveloped

SamplesA castle involved in mist.
The difficulties in which the question is involved.



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