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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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#25735tangled
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#145234inextricable
#219409mazy

How to use intricate in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Drew Allan Cicconi:

    Looking at the waves, cresting then hitting the shore, only to retreat ignominiously back to sea, it reminded me that people are like waves. Their moods shift and turn, then crest before hitting the shore, and only some of the lucky few can ride that wave standing up, smoothly carving an intricate pattern as he or she rides towards a sun blanched shore. At times like this, I always like to quote from Macbeth’s soliloquy in act 5, scene 5 of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, when Macbeth heard of his wife’s death.

  4. Regina Rice:

    Ernie Banks was an intricate part of my life for over twelve( 12) years. Ernie Banks trusted me to carry out Ernie Banks wishes, some during his lifetime and others after Ernie Banks life. Ernie Banks made me promise to adhere to Ernie Banks wishes and I am determined to do just that, it is understandable that Ernie's family is concerned at this very sad time. However, the record and those closest to Ernie Banks will dispel any iota of concern regarding my relationship with Ernie Banks and Ernie Banks trust in me to carrying out Ernie Banks wishes.

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    Many are waiting for to the day they can say "Eureka!, I have found it! ". They are not waiting for some kind of device that has still to be invented. They are anticipating the moment all scattered pieces of their life can be gathered. All essential parts of the intricate make-up of their identity are waiting to be revealed and comprehended. The magic "Eureka moment" allows them to enliven and dress up their expectations for the future. (“Waiting for Eureka” )

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