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Synonyms for elaborate

Synonyms for elaborate

complexly detailed

to express at greater length or in greater detail

to disclose bit by bit

Synonyms for elaborate

produce from basic elements or sources

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make more complex, intricate, or richer

work out in detail

marked by complexity and richness of detail

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developed or executed with care and in minute detail

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Within the temple, the ornamentation was elaborate and colossal.
Was it conceivable that this whole poison belt incident had been an elaborate dream?
Surely it is a waste of time to elaborate these A B C's of commerce," Mr.
In later times the modest version in the "Works and Days" was elaborated, first by making Homer the opponent whom Hesiod conquered, while a later period exercised its ingenuity in working up the story of the contest into the elaborate form in which it still survives.
We received the men and their wives, the men and their mothers, the men and their grandmothers--but, in place of their unmarried daughters, elaborate excuses, offered with a shameless politeness wonderful to see.
They consisted of an elaborate scenic background set up near the city gate or on the street, with figures from allegorical or traditional history who engaged in some pantomime or declamation, but with very little dramatic dialog, or none.
In partial compensation the costumes were often elaborate, with all the finery of the church wardrobe and much of those of the wealthy citizens.
I'm sure you look more charming in them than any one we shall see in the most elaborate dinner toilette.
Here she entered hurriedly and ascended to a room where a handsome young lady in an elaborate house dress was looking anxiously out the window.
Although her dress, her coiffure, and all the preparations for the ball had cost Kitty great trouble and consideration, at this moment she walked into the ballroom in her elaborate tulle dress over a pink slip as easily and simply as though all the rosettes and lace, all the minute details of her attire, had not cost her or her family a moment's attention, as though she had been born in that tulle and lace, with her hair done up high on her head, and a rose and two leaves on the top of it.
He was ornate and disturbing, for one could not imagine what depth of horrible void such an elaborate front could be worthy to hide.
But on the third floor, to which one ascended by a fine stone stairway, broad and easy, with elaborate iron railings, there was a more simple set of rooms, comfortably furnished, where the American family were pleasantly provided for, in a home of their own.
Looking at each of Wilson's cycle plays that deal with the decades from 1900 to 2001, Elam elaborates Wilson's culturally and socially focused dramaturgy that illustrates both current social conditions and past oppression, and their impact on the very fabric of African American lives.
Palmer elaborates the notion of a relational self, stating, "In order to know something, we depend on the consensus of the community in which we are rooted--a consensus so deep that we often draw upon it unconsciously.
Singling out the structural, he elaborates on it from multiple angles, under a uniformly glaring light, and produces a sharp image much more compelling and deliberate than any captured by the naked eye.