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intricate

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1 having many parts or aspects that are usually interrelated
  • an intricate machine that requires some training to use it properly

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2 made or done with great care or with much detail
  • an intricate hairstyle that requires far too much maintenance to suit my taste

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complex, complicated, intricate, involved, knotty mean having confusingly interrelated parts. complex suggests the unavoidable result of a necessary combining and does not imply a fault or failure. a complex recipe complicated applies to what offers great difficulty in understanding, solving, or explaining. complicated legal procedures intricate suggests such interlacing of parts as to make it nearly impossible to follow or grasp them separately. an intricate web of deceit involved implies extreme complication and often disorder. a rambling, involved explanation knotty suggests complication and entanglement that make solution or understanding improbable. knotty ethical questions

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The first known use of intricate was in the 15th century

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“Intricate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/intricate. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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