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Definition: 1. a complex network of pathways through which it is difficult to navigate; 2. something really intricate

Synonyms: maze, coil, complexity, puzzle, problem, riddle, tangle

Antonyms: simplicity, ease, clarity

Tips: Labyrinth is derived from the Greek labyrinthos, which means "a maze, a building with intricate passages." A labyrinth is something that resembles a maze because it is so intricate. Use this word whenever you feel as if you are in a maze. For example, "our office is a labyrinth of cubicles and bookshelves."

Usage Examples:

With all the construction detours, she felt like she was driving through a labyrinth. (maze)

The office cubicles were so close and dense they created a labyrinth, which made it difficult for guests to find their way out of the building. (maze)

Navigating my crazy work and social schedule has become quite a labyrinth. (problem, complexity)

The freeway system in Los Angeles can seem like a labyrinth to those who aren't familiar with it. (maze, puzzle)

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