• adjective: having many parts
  • adjective: having many complexly interrelating parts or elements
  • synonyms: complex, complicated, entangled


  • an 'intricate' [='complex'] design/pattern

  • The movie has an 'intricate' plot.

  • an 'intricately' carved mantel

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) She ruled Russia in the late s, and one night, when she was feeling particularly randy, she used an intricate system of pulleys to have intimate relations with a horse. I'm... I'm sorry. What does this have (..)
    2011 TvShow: The Big Bang Theory Title: The Skank Reflex Analysis Season: 5 Episode 1
  • (..) Ahh, Minion. Did you think this day would ever come? No way, not at all, sir. Never, never in a million, not even... Yes, I did. Look at the intricate moon links. I'm looking, I'm looking. And what's this? Looks like one of the giant monitors, in the lair. But it seems to only carry one station. (..)
    2010 Megamind
  • (..) Not if you don't leave. I have no choice. The Mind Stone is the fourth of the Infinity Stones to show up in the last few years. That's not a coincidence. Someone has been playing an intricate game and has made pawns of us. - Once all these pieces are in position... - Triple Yahtzee? I do. (..)
    2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron