Very complicated or detailed: an intricate network of canals
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- He was himself a batik designer and his love of detail and intricate design is apparent in his artwork.
- I seem to remember my dreams in unusually intricate detail and twice as often as most people.
- The intricate detail and structure of this miniscule world is breathtaking.
complex, complicated, convoluted, tangled, entangled, ravelled, twisted, knotty, maze-like, labyrinthine, winding, serpentine, circuitous, sinuous;
elaborate, ornate, detailed;
Byzantine, Daedalian, Gordian, involved, mixed up, difficult, hard
rare involute, involuted
Late Middle English: from Latin intricat- 'entangled', from the verb intricare, from in- 'into' + tricae 'tricks, perplexities'.
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