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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 complex, complicated, detailed, fancy, intricate, involved, sophisticated Related Words 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 modest, plain, plain-Jane, plain-vanilla, uncomplicated; bald, bare, naked, unadorned, undecorated, unvarnished Antonyms 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 blow-by-blow, circumstantial, detailed, full, minute, particular, particularized, thoroughRelated Words 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 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 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 baroque, byzantine, complicate, complicated, convoluted, daedal, complex, intricate, involute, involved, knotty, labyrinthian, labyrinthine, sophisticated, tangledRelated Words overcomplex, overcomplicated; composite, compound, heterogeneous, mixed, multibranched, multifaceted, multifarious, multipart, varied; challenging, difficult, tough; impenetrable, incomprehensible, inexplicable, Kafkaesque, unfathomable, unintelligibleNear Antonyms oversimplified, simplified, simplistic; homogeneous, uniform, unvariedAntonyms 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 develop, evolve, unfoldRelated Words advance, fare, forge, get along, get on, march, proceed, progress; blossom, grow, mature, ripen; materialize; emerge, play out


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