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Gnarled vs. Intricate

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Gnarledadjective

Knotty and misshapen.

Intricateadjective

Having a great deal of fine detail or complexity.

‘The architecture of this clock is very intricate.’;

Gnarledadjective

Made rough by age or hard work.

Intricateverb

(intransitive) To become enmeshed or entangled.

Gnarledverb

simple past tense and past participle of gnarlEtymology 1

Intricateverb

(transitive) To enmesh or entangle: to cause to intricate.

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Gnarledverb

simple past tense and past participle of gnarlEtymology 2

Intricateadjective

Entangled; involved; perplexed; complicated; difficult to understand, follow, arrange, or adjust; as, intricate machinery, labyrinths, accounts, plots, etc.

‘His style was fit to convey the most intricate business to the understanding with the utmost clearness.’; ‘The nature of man is intricate.’;

Gnarledadjective

Knotty; full of knots or gnarls; twisted; crossgrained.

‘The unwedgeable and gnarléd oak.’;

Intricateverb

To entangle; to involve; to make perplexing.

‘It makes men troublesome, and intricates all wise discourses.’;

Gnarledadjective

used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots;

‘gnarled and knotted hands’; ‘a knobbed stick’;

Intricateadjective

highly involved or intricate;

‘the Byzantine tax structure’; ‘convoluted legal language’; ‘convoluted reasoning’; ‘intricate needlework’; ‘an intricate labyrinth of refined phraseology’; ‘the plot was too involved’; ‘a knotty problem’; ‘got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering’; ‘Oh, what a tangled web we weave’; ‘tortuous legal procedures’; ‘tortuous negotiations lasting for months’;

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