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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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