Intricate - Crossword Clue

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Intricate.

COMPLEX
COMPLICATED
ELABORATE
KNOTTY
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COMPLEX
  1. complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"
  2. a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures
  3. a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts; "the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town"
  4. (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior
  5. a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
COMPLICATED
  1. difficult to analyze or understand; "a complicated problem"; "complicated Middle East politics"
  2. make more complex, intricate, or richer;
  3. make more complicated; "There was a new development that complicated the matter"
ELABORATE
  1. work out in detail; "elaborate a plan"
  2. make more complex, intricate, or richer;
  3. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
  4. produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product; "The bee elaborates honey"
  5. developed or executed with care and in minute detail; "a detailed plan"; "the elaborate register of the inhabitants prevented tax evasion"- John Buchan; "the carefully elaborated theme"
  6. marked by complexity and richness of detail; "an elaborate lace pattern"
KNOTTY
  1. tangled in knots or snarls; "a mass of knotted string"; "snarled thread"
  2. making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe; "a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home"
  3. highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"; "Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott; "tortuous legal procedures"; "tortuous negotiations lasting for months"
  4. used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots; "gnarled and knotted hands"; "a knobbed stick"
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