Definition of Daedalian in English:

Daedalian

adjective

  • Ingenious, intricate, and confusing.

    ‘this curious amalgamation of comfortable hotel and Daedalian cruise ship’
    • ‘As we leave Oban, we begin to find our way around this curious amalgamation of comfortable hotel and Daedalian cruise ship.’
    • ‘He was unable to wind his way through the Daedalian mazes of a modern bill of fare.’
    • ‘To answer this is, however, to wander into a Daedalian labyrinth of conjectures.’
    • ‘This informed his interest in machinery, in difficult texts, and in Daedalian structures such as labyrinths and winding stairs.’
    • ‘Beauty of contrivance, adaptation, or mechanism we have called Daedalian beauty.’
    complex, complicated, convoluted, tangled, entangled, ravelled, twisted, knotty, maze-like, labyrinthine, winding, serpentine, circuitous, sinuous
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Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin Daedaleus relating to Daedalus + -ian.

Pronunciation:

Daedalian

/diːˈdeɪlɪən/