What is the opposite of simple?

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Opposite of not requiring much effort
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“For the rest of us, theoretical physics is a difficult subject to grasp.”
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Opposite of easy to understand
“It is a complicated problem that will require a bit of mulling over.”
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Opposite of marked by having a basic or uncomplicated form
“Quite frankly, I think the occasion does call for an outlandish and overtly fancy outfit.”
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(attributive) Opposite of emphasizing the fundamental nature of something
“Problems arise at an auxiliary level, where school esteem varies according to school type.”
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(attributive) Opposite of bearing a complete and unaltered version of
“Jonas has wasted our time by providing ambiguous responses to all of our questions.”
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Opposite of denotes a humble and unpretentious attitude towards life
“I cannot believe the sense of entitlement from these arrogant and pretentious aristocrats.”
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Opposite of bearing the characteristics of a simpleton, or someone who is uneducated
“Tyrion may not be a great fighter, but he is judicious enough to keep himself alive.”
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Opposite of denotes a composition of a single element
“The number of compound substances is therefore infinite, except on one hypothesis.”
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Opposite of fresh and innocent
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Opposite of with no illusions or pretensions
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Opposite of elementary, simple or merely functional
“His taste in music is both sophisticated and eclectic.”
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Opposite of having a plain and unadorned appearance
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Opposite of offering or constituting the minimum required without elaboration or luxury
“His skills are technically advanced after years of practice.”
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Opposite of free from exaggeration or distortion
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Opposite of of or denoting a simple, naive style of art that deliberately rejects sophisticated artistic techniques
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Opposite of having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
“You will abide by my strict rules to maintain absolute cleanliness and hygiene in my household!”
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Opposite of not special or different in any way
“We were loved and cherished by extraordinary teachers, with whom I remained friends with in later life.”
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Opposite of of low social, administrative, or political rank
“Dad felt that my aristocratic heritage and working-class lineage would make me an ideal political candidate.”
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Opposite of not large, elaborate, or expensive
“They held several extravagant wedding celebrations, including one in her home country of India.”
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Opposite of to an absolute degree
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Opposite of having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
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Opposite of associated with country life
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Opposite of naive or innocent as a child would be
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Opposite of to an absolute degree
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Opposite of modest and having no pretensions or ostentation
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Opposite of willing to trust
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Opposite of very commonly encountered or observed
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