Complicity vs. Complexity

Complicity = involvement in a crime or some activity that is wrong.

  • Police suspected his complicity in Billa’s escape.
  • The police are investigating the extent of the manager’s complicity in the fraud.
  • They are accused of complicity in the murder case.
  • His complicity in the bank robbery is the centre point of police investigation.


Complexity = the state of being complex or complicated.

  • His dismissal is an issue of great complexity.
  • The complexities of starting an exporting business.
  • Don’t get involved in the project without examining the probable complexities that might be remaining hidden.
  • The position becomes more complex where an investigation is underway.



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