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intricate

adjective

Definition: 1. highly involved or complex; 2. made up of many different parts

Synonyms: complex, involved, tricky, convoluted, complicated, elaborate, entangled

Antonyms: easy, simple

Tips: Intricate is derived from the Latin intricare, "to entangle or perplex," which has its roots in tricae, "tricks." Think of something intricate as being tricky, or hard to figure out. The noun intricacy refers to a complexity or difficulty and is often used to describe details in business.

Usage Examples:

The plan was so intricate, I was sure there was an easier way to complete the project. (complex, convoluted, involved)

We canít let him go because he is the only person who understands all the intricacies of the project. (complexities, difficulties) noun

The quilt, with all of its intricate needlework, took her over a year to complete. (elaborate, tricky)

The police uncovered an intricate network of criminal behavior involved in the money laundering scheme. (entangled, complex)


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