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Synonyms of 'intricate'

(adjective) 
Definition
full of complicated detail
intricate patterns and motifs
Synonyms
complicated
a complicated voting system
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involved
The operation can be quite involved, requiring special procedures.
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complex
in-depth coverage of today's complex issues
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difficult
It was a very difficult decision to make.
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fancy
It was packaged in a fancy plastic case with attractive graphics.
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sophisticated
a large and sophisticated new telescope
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elaborate
a designer known for his elaborate costumes
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obscure
The contract is written in obscure language.
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tangled
His personal life has become more tangled than ever.
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baroque
He was a baroque figure dressed in theatrical, but elegant, clothes.
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perplexing
The procedure is perplexing at the best of times.
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tortuous
long and tortuous negotiations
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Byzantine
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convoluted
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rococo
rococo trimmings and gilt cherubs
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knotty
The new management team faces some knotty problems.
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labyrinthine
his failure to understand the labyrinthine complexities of the situation
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daedal (literary)
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of baroque
Definition
ornate in style
He was a baroque figure dressed in theatrical, but elegant, clothes.
Synonyms
decorated,
convoluted,
bedecked,
overelaborate,
overdecorated
in the sense of complex
Definition
intricate or complicated
in-depth coverage of today's complex issues
Synonyms
mingled,
convoluted,
Daedalian (literary)
in the sense of difficult
Definition
not easy to do, understand, or solve
It was a very difficult decision to make.

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