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Synonyms for intricate
ˈɪn trɪ kɪtin·tri·cate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intricate

    That is complex which is made up of several connected parts. That is compound in which the parts are not merely connected, but fused, or otherwise combined into a single substance. In a composite object the different parts have less of unity than in that which is complex or compound, but maintain their distinct individuality. In a heterogeneous body unlike parts or particles are intermingled, often without apparent order or plan. Conglomerate (literally, globed together) is said of a confused mingling of masses or lumps of various substances. The New England pudding-stone is a conglomerate rock. In a complex object the arrangement and relation of parts may be perfectly clear; in a complicated mechanism the parts are so numerous, or so combined, that the mind can not readily grasp their mutual relations; in an intricate arrangement the parts are so intertwined that it is difficult to follow their windings; things are involved which are rolled together so as not to be easily separated, either in thought or in fact; things which are tangled or entangled mutually hold and draw upon each other. The conception of a material object is usually complex, involving form, color, size, and other elements; a clock is a complicated mechanism; the Gordian knot was intricate; the twining serpents of the Laocoon are involved. We speak of an abstruse statement, a complex conception, a confused heap, a heterogeneous mass, a tangled skein, an intricate problem; of composite architecture, an involved sentence; of the complicated or intricate accounts of a great business, the entangled accounts of an incompetent or dishonest bookkeeper.

    Synonyms:
    abstruse, complex, complicated, composite, compound, confused, conglomerate, entangled, heterogeneous, involved, manifold, mingled, mixed, multiform, obscure, tangled

    Antonyms:
    clear, direct, homogeneous, obvious, plain, simple, uncombined, uncompounded, uniform, unraveled

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intricate

    Synonyms:
    complicated, involved, mazy, labyrinthine, entangled, tortuous

    Antonyms:
    simple, uninvolved, plain, direct, obvious

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intricateadjective

    having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate

    "intricate lacework"

    Antonyms:
    simple

Editors Contribution

  1. full of detail

    not simple, lots of parts, not very common

    the answers were intricate and long.

    Submitted by rinat on August 20, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intricateadjective

    Synonyms:
    entangled, complicated, involved, perplexed, obscure, difficult

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. intricateadjective

    Synonyms:
    complicated, entangled, involved, labyrinthian, mazy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "intricate":

    complex, complicated, convoluted, inextricable, intractable

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#13380obscure
#15098manifold
#17360heterogeneous
#20086intricate
#25735tangled
#30750conglomerate
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#41131convoluted
#41957mingled
#42831intractable
#72606tortuous
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#112255multiform
#113745abstruse
#145234inextricable
#219409mazy

How to use intricate in a sentence?

  1. Kathleen Goforth:

    My husband was an incredibly, intricate blend of toughness and gentility.

  2. Denis Watley:

    Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.

  3. Kash Patel:

    Per Durham, this arrangement was put in motion in July of 2016, meaning Hillary Clinton campaign and Hillary Clinton lawyers masterminded the most intricate and coordinated conspiracy against Donald Trump when Donald Trump was both Donald Trump and later President of the United States while simultaneously perpetuating the bogus Steele Dossier hoax.

  4. Javad Zarif:

    This proves that [the senators] are not only strangers to the norms of international rights and regulations, but they also are not familiar with the intricate details of their own Constitution regarding the authority of the President of the United States in executing foreign policy.

  5. Swizz Beatz:

    We are definitely about to launch Verzuz Ladies because we feel the women play such an intricate part in creativity, period, verzuz Ladies are going to participate in a major, major way.


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