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elaborate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of elaborate

  1. 1 made or done with great care or with much detail elaborate festivities for the 200th anniversary of the town's founding Synonyms of elaborate complex, complicated, detailed, fancy, intricate, involved, sophisticated Words Related to elaborate elegant, exquisite, grand, magnificent, ornate, splendid; chichi, extravagant, exuberant, fancified, flamboyant, frilly, gimmicked (up), grandiose, ostentatious, overwrought, showy, souped-up; Byzantine, convoluted, involute, involuted, labyrinthian, labyrinthine Near Antonyms of elaborate modest, plain, plain-Jane, plain-vanilla, uncomplicated; bald, bare, naked, unadorned, undecorated, unvarnished Antonyms of elaborate no-frills, simple, unfancy, unsophisticated

  2. 2 including many small descriptive features the elaborate world known as Middle Earth that J.R.R. Tolkien created in his richly imagined novels Synonyms of elaborate blow-by-blow, circumstantial, detailed, full, minute, particular, particularized, thoroughWords Related to elaborate enumerated, inventoried, itemized, listed, numerated; delineated, specific, specified; abundant, copious; comprehensive, encyclopedic, exhausting, exhaustive, inclusionary, inclusive, in-depth, omnibus, panoramic, thoroughgoing; accurate, correct, exact, precise; complete, entire, replete; distinct, explicit, sharp; mapped (out); descriptive, graphic (also graphical), picturesque, vividNear Antonyms of elaborate brief, compact, concise, crisp, pithy, short, succinct, terse; abbreviated, abridged, curtailed, cut, pruned, shortened, trimmed; ambiguous, indeterminate, nebulous, nondescript, sketchy, vague; bird's-eye, broad, general, nonspecific, overall, unspecifiedAntonyms of elaborate compendious, summary

  3. 3 having many parts or aspects that are usually interrelated plans for a huge mall that will actually be an elaborate center for sports, entertainment, and shopping Synonyms of elaborate baroque, byzantine, complicate, complicated, convoluted, daedal, complex, intricate, involute, involved, knotty, labyrinthian, labyrinthine, sophisticated, tangledWords Related to elaborate overcomplex, overcomplicated; composite, compound, heterogeneous, mixed, multibranched, multifaceted, multifarious, multipart, varied; challenging, difficult, tough; impenetrable, incomprehensible, inexplicable, Kafkaesque, unfathomable, unintelligibleNear Antonyms of elaborate oversimplified, simplified, simplistic; homogeneous, uniform, unvariedAntonyms of elaborate noncomplex, noncomplicated, plain, simple, uncomplicated


elaborate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of elaborate

  1. to gradually become clearer or more detailed as mankind's understanding of the universe has elaborated Synonyms of elaborate develop, evolve, unfoldWords Related to elaborate advance, fare, forge, get along, get on, march, proceed, progress; blossom, grow, mature, ripen; materialize; emerge, play out



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