Definition for intricate

adjective as in complicated, elaborate

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Montalto recalls the Naples of her youth with intricate paintings that often include a volcano.

The natural consequence of a young quarterback’s growth is that teams throw ever more intricate schemes at him, disguises and unscouted looks.

You can also keep it basic by using one color and the simplest stitches in the book, or you can build on it—add different cables, intricate stitches, or a jacquard pattern to make all your senatorial-meme fantasies come true.

While the women’s version has a more intricate design and color options, the men’s version is available in neutrals.

Many cordless trimmers will carry at least one hour of power on a single charge, so unless you’re doing something particularly intricate, you should make it out without extra whiskers holding on.

It features on its front and back covers an intricate “original” design, embossed in gold.

It must be the compelling characters, the memorable lines, the intricate plots.

The Mayans are lauded for their achievements—their art & architecture, intricate calendar, and developed culture.

These tents form an intricate retail ecosystem that can be loosely divided into two parts: barracas and ambulantes.

Pac may not be as verbose as other rappers of his time, but his flow is intricate, and complicated to replicate.

The intricate perforations of the lamp were inset with colored glass, and the result was a subdued and warm illumination.

Afterwards we sounded its channel, and found a deep passage, but too narrow and intricate to be preferred to the eastern channel.

This entrance to the bay is very intricate, and useless, since that to the south of the islands is so much better.

The corridors are long, narrow and intricate passages, forming a complete underground net-work.

When I saw him he was coming down the steps; his feet, his finger and his lips moving in time to some intricate measure.


On this page you'll find 72 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to intricate, such as: baroque, complex, convoluted, difficult, labyrinthine, and sophisticated.

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