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Very complicated or detailed.‘an intricate network of canals’
complex, complicated, convoluted, tangled, entangled, ravelled, twisted, knotty, maze-like, labyrinthine, winding, serpentine, circuitous, sinuousView synonyms
- ‘It sounds a bit dull when I say it like that, but it was an enormously complex and intricate piece of work.’
- ‘All this really means of course is that if someone wants to find out about you in intricate detail they will be able to.’
- ‘The country has an intricate network of railroads and an even denser web of bicycle paths.’
- ‘The plot is not especially complex, but there are some intricate twists and a few surprises.’
- ‘The intricate detail and structure of this miniscule world is breathtaking.’
- ‘Even more seriously, this is a play full of the most intricate, knotty, compacted language.’
- ‘There are some enticing snippets of intricate detail but these are too few and far between.’
- ‘That quite complex and intricate work had to be done so that those matters could be put down in the right order.’
- ‘I have read about the magic of Solomon, and it seems very complicated and intricate to me.’
- ‘It is so complex and intricate that it relies on the full cooperation and participation of all its members.’
- ‘It turned into five weeks' hard labour as we unravelled the intricate rhythms and built the complex set.’
- ‘Another room featured a team of a dozen girls who were hard at work doing some intricate weaving.’
- ‘An unusual and attractive feature of the bathroom is a fireplace with intricate detail.’
- ‘The slow section for the four leading dancers is intricate and complex.’
- ‘In this way, she has created a time machine of the most intricate Victorian detail.’
- ‘He says there is a difficult and intricate question about whether there was a duty of care in law.’
- ‘The arrangements are intricate without being fussy or complicated for the sake of it.’
- ‘I seem to remember my dreams in unusually intricate detail and twice as often as most people.’
- ‘He was himself a batik designer and his love of detail and intricate design is apparent in his artwork.’
- ‘Our own sexuality is far more complex and intricate and can take far longer to understand.’
Late Middle English: from Latin intricat- ‘entangled’, from the verb intricare, from in- ‘into’ + tricae ‘tricks, perplexities’.
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