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1. Ingenious and complex in design or function; intricate.
2. Finely or skillfully made or employed; artistic.

[Latin daedalus, from Greek daidalos.]


(ˈdiːdəl) or


literary skilful or intricate
[C16: via Latin from Greek daidalos; see Daedalus]


(ˈdid l)

1. skillful; ingenious.
2. cleverly intricate.
3. diversified.
[1580–90; < Latin daedalus skillful < Greek]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.daedal - (Greek mythology) an Athenian inventor who built the labyrinth of MinosDaedal - (Greek mythology) an Athenian inventor who built the labyrinth of Minos; to escape the labyrinth he fashioned wings for himself and his son Icarus
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Adj.1.daedal - complex and ingenious in design or function; "the daedal hand of nature"
complex - 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"


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Keats, notwithstanding his unbounded sympathies with ordinary flesh and blood, and even the transcendental cosmopolitics of Hyperion, was so far inferior in universality to his great acquaintance [Shelley], that he could not accompany him in his daedal rounds with nature, and his Archimedean endeavours to move the globe with his own hands.
My friend Heather, who performs daedal and dicey heart transplants on children, is one of them; my colleague's wife, Maria, who brews hausfrau-friendly concoctions in a test kitchen, is another; and the librarian at my kids' school, shuffling through stacks of Magic Schoolbus and Maisie books, seems to be that way too.
Although these reforms may take different and daedal shapes, they are necessitated by the complex problems of America's medical liability system.
Language," says Shelley, "is a perpetual Orphic song/Which rules with Daedal harmony the throng/Of thoughts and forms, which else senseless and/ shapeless were.
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The indenter is mounted on a Del-Tron air-bearing stage and this indenter assembly is moved in the vertical direction using a Parker Daedal Cross Roller Bearing stage.
We are here in the very kindergarten of daedal art; not with Ruskin the fashionable propagandist of something other than revolution of 1848-49, but with the wise and tired Ruskin of 1884, publishing the alphabet drawings of a child of six to exemplify the Cadmean `instincts of clever children for the [.
There we find "deft Sheila, daedal Don and I colluding" -- editor, designer, and author.
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