Synonym of elaborate

Alternative for elaborate

elaborates, elaborated, elaborating

Synonym: detail, develop, dwell on, work out,

Antonym: plain, rude, simple,

Adjective

Detailed and complicated in design and planning, involving many carefully arranged elements
complex complicated detailed intricate involved convoluted sophisticated thorough painstaking particularised particularized tangled extensive fancy full particular studied tortuous byzantine careful complicate daedal entangled exact involute involuted laboured labyrinthian labyrinthine minute perfected precise serpentine baffling bewildering circumstantial confusing gingerbread impenetrable imposing inextricable knotty labored prodigious skilful skillful many-faceted overdone overworked refined Byzantine Daedalian Gordian blow-by-blow highly wrought high tech baroque difficult meticulous perplexing hard tricky exhaustive puzzling thorny confused complete unfathomable comprehensive obscure delicate in-depth undecipherable accurate problematical fiddly tough deep interlaced recondite inscrutable abstruse mystifying enigmatic advanced specific subtle scrupulous explicit jumbled rigorous ornate close sweeping cryptic nuanced problematic troublesome itemized winding multifaceted serious all-inclusive mazy mixed fine multifarious methodical all-embracing demanding intensive profound challenging encyclopedic mixed up itemised exquisite encyclopaedic incomprehensible confounding mind-bending difficult to understand full of twists and turns elaborated radical seriatim punctilious thoroughgoing devious circuitous drawn-out mixed-up strict variegated heterogeneous long-drawn-out fastidious heavy muddled searching systematic sedulous total dainty all-encompassing cumbersome ramified widespread high-tech strenuous nice dense knotted terrible maze-like finicky ravelled hairsplitting awkward esoteric fathomless definite insoluble arduous raveled unanswerable Daedalean hi-tech formidable gnarly plotty long-winded layered inordinate messy mazelike state-of-the-art scrambled chaotic clever gimmicky new labyrinthial labyrinthical labyrinthal labyrinthiform labyrinthic taxing drastic developed faithful selective insolvable enumerated composite compounded miscellaneous multiplex mosaic mingled multiple manifold multiform conglomerate motley compound sinuous twisted intertwined interwoven extreme revolutionary intrinsic topical in depth point-by-point rococo daunting operose spiny hairy reticular effortful uphill profuse abundant plentiful lavish rich copious ample stage by stage step by step at length major appropriate actual dark liberal sufficient elite personal immediate disconcerting perfect can of worms experienced satisfying concentrated intense weighty murky hidden concealed elegant finical faultless exclusive high-level higher-level in detail broad-ranging uncanny worrying firsthand direct penetrating unintelligible abstract unclear all-out concerted fine-drawn persnickety superior finicking orderly finespun nifty mind-boggling inexplicable top-level absolute essential elemental vigorous all-absorbing untold ambiguous above one's head hard to solve vexing beyond comprehension rambling beyond one's grasp enigmatical unsolvable hard to explain mysterious paradoxical hazy mystical thought-provoking opaque over one's head ultra-fine hairline dead on winning unerring incorrupted well-crafted consummate intimate special categorical unqualified critical assiduous conscientious clocklike specialised specialized as clear as mud hard to understand first-hand explosive heavy-duty violent vehement excruciating vicious fearsome hellacious ghastly high-pressure fierce dreadful determined blistering furious resolute keen acute ferocious almighty fearful frightful well-made well-executed out-and-out persistent accelerated fast severe insistent speeded-up polished compendious cyclopedic efficient embracive panoramic inclusive omnibus universal leaving no stone unturned cover-all all-in broad-gauge broad-gauged ticklish sticky sensitive prickly touchy catchy tricksy dodgy arcane unaccountable controversial nasty beyond one wildering occult trying dicey uncertain precarious vexed mystic befuddling Delphic cabalistic secret risky irksome bothersome cabbalistic vexatious hermetic hermetical surprising concerning emotive nettlesome volatile little known misleading rarefied embarrassing disorienting upsetting acroamatic orphic impossible dangerous unstable unpredictable uncomfortable rocky pedantic sibylline secretive bamboozling oracular recherché clear as mud out of one's depth weird strange unintuitive private perplexed amazing peculiar odd funny loaded vague stunning astonishing eye-popping staggering inner unpleasant bemusing frustrating hypermetric pluridimensional contradictory inconsistent harassing ungraspable stupefying astounding magical indivisible inseparable tender contentious disarranged disorganized muddling impossible to understand indiscernible fiendish roundabout indirect like herding cats provocative problem heated incognizable indecipherable sphinxlike unknowable oblique kid-glove Greek to me varied disordered full of surprises beyond you blurring unsettling echinated briery annoying stimulating pointed divisive scandalous veiled kittle inaccessible unsteady clear as dishwater multidimensional muddlesome mistakable clandestine unstraightforward hard to follow shadowy devilish disorganised capricious temperamental mercurial chancy changeable kaleidoscopic inconstant fickle variable covert shrouded verbose lengthy overlong deceptive irreducible hair-trigger perverse cunning indissoluble impossible to separate devil of a very devil of a clouded cloaked fussbudgety choosy choosey picky old-maidish exacting pernickety fussy unrevealed onerous grievous stormy te intolerable rough oppressive laborious harsh solemn grave nebulous anagogic cloak-and-dagger black difficult to follow touch-and-go little-known Alexandrian scholarly academic out-of-the-way inefficient heightened unwieldy wasteful undependable quirky nitpicking slow-moving slow badly organized

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Visually impressive or showy
baroque ornate decorated detailed fancy ornamented embellished extravagant intricate decorative flashy florid ostentatious plush showy adorned elegant fussy posh busy garnished luxurious rich sophisticated sumptuous flash rococo skilful skillful wedding-cake over-elaborate with all the extras with all the options with bells and whistles flamboyant gaudy glitzy resplendent splashy gingerbread ornamental brilliant garish dazzling pretentious lurid bright colorful loud colourful flowery towering extreme devilish overdecorated lavish overelaborate bedecked bold exaggerated glamorous jazzy luscious over the top tawdry chichi meretricious outrageous swank bombastic arabesque overstated grandiose impressive vivid intense overdone striking strong eye-catching glowing bizarre vibrant unconscionable grotesque undue excessive overextravagant steep overdue insane overweening stiff overmuch immoderate intolerable inordinate plethoric exorbitant convoluted unmerciful curlicued gee-whizz whimsical glaring very elaborate gilt theatrical animated lucid beautiful obtrusive convivial merry vulgar complex complicated tasteless peacockish exciting camp dashing classy swish deluxe bedizened overwrought gingerbreaded gingerbready naff luxuriant sporty fun flaming select spiffy quality snazzy ritzy superior high-wrought aureate kitsch glittering prime fanciful special tacky brash swashbuckling jewelled superficial metaphorical opulent gilded glossy jeweled flaunting magnificent sparkling wordy verbose embroidered fine colored coloured variegated froufrou frilly fancible unusual cushy highfalutin custom beautifying chintzy brassy trashy swanky gimcrack flaring razzle-dazzle high-class high-quality fancy-pants fancily decorated highly wrought OTT

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Involving the use of exaggerated or flowery writing or language
inflated grandiloquent bombastic rhetorical flowery magniloquent pompous pretentious florid oratorical ornate orotund fustian verbose highfalutin turgid grandiose overripe euphuistic purple affected overwrought aureate wordy extravagant overdone declamatory lofty prolix ostentatious fancy showy fussy ranting ornamented puffed complex complicated decorated detailed involved hyperbolic excessive exalted overestimated rhapsodical high-flown la-di-da high-sounding over-elaborate overblown convoluted tumid laboured hifalutin rhetoric labored exaggerated flamboyant strained magnific stilted Ossianic hyperventilated windy baroque pleonastic overworked rococo dramatic theatrical busy artificial forced contrived overelaborate stagy ponderous over-embellished sonorous intricate long-winded overdecorated mannered fulsome formal gingerbread snobbish cluttered studied grand-sounding unnatural stiff arty overstated melodramatic high-minded arty-farty eloquent flatulent heavy figurative elocutionary embellished over-ornate ornamental laborious over the top curlicued wedding-cake very elaborate elegant bold awkward oratorial overinflated discursive decorative garnished rich luscious high-wrought high-falutin fluent booming arresting unconvincing overwritten inelegant clumsy redundant diffuse euphemistic swollen gingerbreaded bedizened gingerbready overheated highly decorated overembellished not spontaneous written dignified solemn poetic frilly chintzy precious crowded verbal Ciceronian linguistic over-detailed epideictic gassy gaseous stylistic not fluent untidy mixed-up messy muddled disarranged staged disorderly Demosthenic Demosthenean silver-tongued excessively ornate excessively ornamental fervid impassioned persuasive gesturing vivid forceful gesticulative senatorial loud noisy histrionic expressive intoning important noble imposing stentorian undue inordinate disproportionate immoderate too much over-enthusiastic over-effusive needless unfair effusive unreasonable overemphasized unnecessary gushing overambitious flashy chichi literary sensationalistic actorly hyped preposterous conspicuous tinselly kitschy camp OTT O.T.T. beyond the pale posey assuming overemphasised highly coloured flaunty flaunting conceited grand heroic hyped up a bit much pseudo snippy vainglorious specious pseud sophomoric poseur beyond all bounds dicty poncey toffee-nosed hollow splashy feigned swank put-on too-too highfaluting gaudy fake laid on with a trowel puffed up la-de-da fancy-pants chi-chi

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Soft and shaggy
plushy luxurious lavish sumptuous plush opulent deluxe palatial luxury posh fancy ritzy grand luxuriant lush rich magnificent splendid expensive upscale costly extravagant grandiose gorgeous luxe silken majestic Lucullan Babylonian imposing luscious ostentatious stately Lucullian impressive pretentious palace immoderate comfortable hedonistic sensuous sybaritic voluptuous pampered epicurean sensual easy gratifying pleasurable well-appointed self-indulgent pleasure-loving fit for a king fit for a queen in the lap of luxury swanky swank ornate elegant classy swish lavishly appointed upmarket stylish palatian princely first-class de luxe fine glitzy exquisite regal superb high-class pompous lux well appointed refined chic resplendent snazzy choice affluent indulgent prodigal excessive exaggerated abundant exuberant profuse showy wild unreasonable beautiful glittering exclusive toffee-nosed elitist snobby snooty glamorous snobbish snotty high-hat aristocratic fancy-pants potty persnickety splendiferous classic cultivated dignified handsome ornamented overdone stuffy awe-inspiring ultra upholstered dear spectacular comfy up-market upper-crust upper-class spiffy embellished valuable precious out of this world beyond price wasteful unrestrained copious thriftless improvident intemperate heavenly unstinging profligate profusive openhanded over-the-top effusive delicate excellent no-expense-spared select rare marvellous dainty large epic ambitious recherche slap-up marvelous recherché big monumental bold immodest audacious commanding exorbitant extreme lordly imperious outrageous fantastic disproportionate adventurous insane ballsy fanciful zealous heroic fashionable smart tasteful sophisticated tony modish trendy graceful splashy schmick flashy swankish genteel dicty loaded high-toned nice artistic superior attractive well-off affected snappy sharp discerning champagne polished larney swell chichi distinguished noble cultured urbane courtly lovely dashing charming plummy suave comely with-it a la mode yuppie formal quality special spacious agreeable pricey pleasant large-scale illustrious super overindulgent hedonic poised appealing respectable high pleasure-seeking high-quality leafy flamboyant peacocky frilly riotous velvet gracious coffee-table happening voguish fresh in cool supercool hip arty salubrious with good taste fruity wealthy glossy well produced plentiful prolific gilded prosperous full fat bountiful ample swishy au courant resonant deep well-fixed well-situated well-heeled aesthetic decorous Sloaney Kelvinside Morningside well-to-do debonair august esthetic stylized well-designed well-dressed flash sonorous mellow Home Counties well-bred sprauncy swagger la-di-da top-drawer chi-chi

Adjective

Elegant, smart, or stylish
dressy formal classy elegant smart stylish ornate ritzy swish dashing modish sharp sophisticated chic dress fashionable fly natty snappy snazzy spiffy trendy fancy kicky sassy schmick tony with it dressed up looking sharp dressed to kill in high feather dressed to the nines dapper hip voguish debonair swank in vogue cool in now spruce a la mode contemporary trig happening modern on fleek attractive chichi polished nifty ultra-modern trim slick designer rakish new as if one had just stepped out of a bandbox upscale tasteful exclusive swell supercool fresh kicking sleek well-dressed au courant well-groomed up to date up to the minute well turned-out trendsetting latest swanky current in style presentable all the rage groomed suave high-fashion understated flattering flash funky flashy glamorous groovy jazzy fine beautiful ostentatious uptown mod dap in fashion swagger up-to-date fashionably dressed neat bang up to date dressed to the teeth clean-cut well-presented grand crisp sexy well groomed well dressed smartly dressed well turned out stylin' prevailing styleworthy genteel smartest hot up-to-the-minute popular nice newfangled finest faddy newest usual favored Sunday youthful party young nicest in-thing excellent distinctive first-class full-dress lovely charming stunning gorgeous jaunty culty swinging with-it du jour faddish clean splashy pizazzy pizzazzy spick and span well-tailored spiffed-up besuited well-turned-out soigné dolled up bright loud flamboyant colorful gay well put together latest thing last word colourful favoured good bling fancy-pants big steezy urbane modernistic showy pretentious à la mode in the mainstream high-class

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Created in a deliberate, rather than natural or spontaneous, way
contrived artificial forced strained unnatural laboured affected false feigned overdone planned pretended put-on studied assumed bogus factitious fake manufactured mechanical mock phoney phony plastic pseudo sham simulated spurious far-fetched fixed hokey labored manipulated recherche staged unspontaneous voulu overly planned pretend insincere counterfeit faked imitation stiff stilted ersatz fictitious mannered fraudulent fabricated cod make-believe forged awkward dummy hollow synthetic substitute deceptive faux self-conscious wooden untrue invented not genuine made-up man-made put on unreal unconvincing fakey specious ponderous misleading imitative mimic unauthentic constrained so-called inauthentic clumsy overwrought heavy overworked pseud imaginary trumped-up exaggerated tortuous arduous leaden difficult actorly theatrical meretricious laborious reproduction quasi- strenuous snide concocted apocryphal improvised tortured fictional counterfeited overripe over-elaborate posed convoluted pretentious ornate intricate prolix superficial unfounded ham hammy inelegant fallacious campy uneasy professed invalid ostensible queer stagy wrong falsified pirate deceitful avowed trick delusory delusive adopted facsimile replica imitated model toy apish quasi dishonest cooked-up overblown rehearsed apparent seeming surface pseudonymous not fluent unsubstantiated baseless groundless unproven posey manmade derivative adulterine chemical cast mealymouthed framed bum ungenuine conceited playacting melodramatic bent affectated fraud imagined virtual wannabe would-be self-styled purported rigid inflexible grudging bound binding conscripted slave begrudging stringent coercive forcible over-embellished long-winded phoney-baloney phony-baloney reserved inhibited guarded inept weighty hard operose effortful uphill toilsome maladroit incorrect not real not legit not kosher inaccurate complex turgid erroneous without foundation reticent unsound untruthful alleged inexact as it were arty-farty precious distorted hypocritical flawed ungraceful beguiling deluding deceiving simpering camp genteel highfaluting chichi airish conscious artsy restrained tongue-tied distant embarrassed repressed to all intents and purposes cooked up mistaken wreck wired put unglued uptight tight choked taut farfetched uncomfortable gauche graceless unrelaxed fishy faulty not spontaneous imprecise bluffing shammed supposed masked lying impostrous in name only quack charlatan cheating covered concealed dissimulated imposturous counterfactual truthless improper controlled cold cool subdued stand-offish aloof mincing rustic rustical in a state hard put nervous wreck strung out at end of rope casuistic misrepresentative sophistical colored mythical stuck up gone Hollywood non-existent rough-hewn coloured mythic fantastical made up fantastic dud hoax incredible not what it is cracked up to be unheard of make believe copied supposititious illogical misguided unoriginal illusory off chimerical worthless suppositious pirated plagiaristic derived pinchbeck two-faced mimicked plagiarized Hollywood plant brummagem crock off beam full of holes fanciful aped nonnatural notional won't fly soft shell ideal visionary sophistic illegal dicey iffy dodgy trumped up off target way out wide of the mark pseudo- plagiarised illusionary crooked fancied knock-off copycat copy hallucinatory dissembling falsie fictive duplicate fantasied chimeric phantom fabulous phantasmal imaginal phantasmic bad plausible ill-founded hyped up double-dealing out foundationless unsupported nonvalid in error not accurate not exact askew devised nugatory ungrounded off base mad reasonless unreasoned representative way off way off beam not working practice trial bootlegged repro unqualified non-natural mimetic miniature echoic glib low-grade low-quality poor-quality shoddy inferior made makeshift constructed machine-made unsatisfactory substandard adulterated delusional duplicated reproduced parodied parroted burlesqued caricatured mocked gingerbread experimental human-made misinformed prepared ostensive semi- nominal illusive near reported engineered knock off lookalike uncorroborated Barmecidal whimsical semblant Barmecide float weak economical with the truth mock-up fantasy without basis unwarranted inadequate untenable irrational erratic fantasized dreamed-up dream erring blue sky pipe dream unjustified unreasonable unscientific empty ostentatious likely captious colorable vain presumable credible probable sophisticated flattering presumptive idle null fluffed illegitimate unreasoning absurd inconsistent inconsequent inconsequential nonrational preposterous off-target misfigured astray wide goofed misconstrued mishandled miscalculated seemingly correct wrongly inferred null and void void nonbinding inoperative not precise out of commission out of line on the wrong track at fault play-play unsustainable plausible but wrong apparently right not binding fantasised amiss uncollectible underhand awry defective abroad treacherous duplicitous crafty disingenuous guileful wrong number all wet all off sly sneaky cunning untrustworthy scheming perfidious shady sharp Machiavellian subtle slippery foxy mendacious unprincipled unscrupulous tricky fast slim underhanded shifty hollow-hearted rogue double-faced Punic false-hearted insidious rascal roguish designing serpentine oblique slick devious catchy astucious indirect unreliable wily

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Impressive and imposing in appearance or style, especially pretentiously so
grandiose magnificent grand imposing majestic monumental impressive splendid stately glorious awe-inspiring lavish resplendent striking superb august baronial classy epic gallant heroic heroical Homeric imperial large luxurious magnific massive noble opulent palatial plush proud regal royal flash flashy lofty swanky bombastic complex cosmic egotistic fustian high-falutin' high-flying impenetrable lordly overwhelming purple splashy theatrical unfathomable vast dignified kingly distinguished great princely exalted sumptuous elevated fine sublime marvellous marvelous splendiferous commanding awesome elegant excellent gorgeous pompous spectacular extravagant ambitious beautiful illustrious eminent queenly stunning ostentatious solemn rich towering terrific posh arresting divine statuesque remarkable renowned supreme imperious big outstanding superior dazzling brilliant pretentious aristocratic venerable ritzy splendacious magnolious tremendous portly extraordinary prodigious bold splendorous formidable stirring ominous showy celebrated fantastic honoured honourable honorable acclaimed costly breathtaking first-class radiant deluxe esteemed large-scale first-rate smashing fab ceremonious magisterial staid dramatic staggering sovereign Olympian honored eye-catching mind-blowing powerful something else sensational fit for a king heavenly fabulous palatine amazing exquisite stupendous colossal celestial sightly wondrous considerable legendary mythological classical courtly high wonderful worthy high-ranking authoritative famous rarefied godlike respected fancy ample fit for a prince prestigious hallowed fit for a queen fit for a princess ornate famed tall in the saddle important expensive dynamite unreal haughty admirable super maestoso highly regarded resounding sonorous handsome eloquent high-flown portentous formal of repute of distinction noted bright triumphant long splendrous swank swish brave plushy effective unrealistic overambitious far-reaching on a grand scale extended classic high-minded highfalutin' well thought of of high standing cool immortal shining palatian forcible huge arduous Herculean magnifico flamboyant baroque moving mega exciting overblown marathon very good effulgent unforgettable solid gold out of this world transcendent something to write home about one for the book notable preeminent gratifying memorable adored well-known time-honored glittering immoderate immodest audacious larger-than-life very great very large very long exorbitant extreme exaggerated excessive outrageous disproportionate insane ballsy fanciful adventurous zealous unreasonable wild pleasurable delightful enjoyable grandiloquent Miltonian high-sounding enduring perennial evergreen time-honoured abiding traditional ageless timeless remembered fateful landmark momentous consequential eventful historic commemorated meaningful significant groundbreaking noteworthy pivotal fulfilling uplifting epochal good cheering red-letter material heart-warming rewarding pleasing satisfying paragon genius laureate storied

Adjective

Hard-working, diligent or regular (in attendance or work)
assiduous diligent industrious laborious sedulous attentive careful hard-working persevering persistent studious thorough unflagging conscientious demanding painstaking punctilious swotty ultra-careful accurate active bustling busy close constant correct employed engaged exacting hopping indefatigable meticulous minute occupied rigorous searching steady tied-up untiring unwearied working fussy grinding particular pedantic plugging religious scrupulous strict tireless whiz zealous eager beaver loving exact precise fastidious thoroughgoing heedful strenuous finicky nice picky persnickety by the numbers by the book unremitting keen determined earnest conscionable fussbudget stickler punctual deliberate exhaustive methodical orderly judicious provident faithful intensive dedicated full cautious thoughtful circumspect concerned prim solid regardful observant pernickety perfectionist selfdisciplined chary discreet in-depth going to great lengths committed intent driven dogged operose steadfast eager at work on the go tenacious pertinacious on the job hard at work unrelenting purposeful hardworking involved engrossed tied up busy as a bee hard-pressed hard at it on the hop at it rushed off your feet unswerving resolute persisting reliable energetic preoccupied absorbed immersed overloaded snowed on the move wrapped up in harness up to one's ears have one's hands full busy as a beaver watchful rigid concentrating listening aggressive focused resolved restless bold enterprising unwavering ambitious wholehearted passionate unfailing undeviating assertive intense finical nitpicking unerring ball of fire upright tough complete dependable daring forceful militant radical loyal firm fixed perseverant with one's shoulder to the wheel with one's nose to the grindstone focussed playing safe hanging in hanging tough unavailable walking on eggs minding p's and q's heart and soul into time-poor lively dynamic productive slogging plodding vigorous spirited taken having enough on one's plate having a full plate hustling harried having fish to fry efficient rushed off one's feet slaving in demand on the run having many irons in the fire jumping have a prior engagement tied down on assignment have a previous engagement with a customer in full swing interested utilized focused on utilised too much on plate head over heels clocked up on the trot hired operating laboring inked signed labouring selected on board in place on duty in use in collar plugging away in a job on the payroll

Adjective

(of behaviour, art, or a literary style) Marked by idiosyncratic or exaggerated mannerisms
mannered affected artificial posed put-on pretentious pseudo stilted contrived actorly arty-farty forced insincere precious stiff theatrical unnatural airish apish artsy camp campy chichi conscious false genteel highfaluting self-conscious simpering stagy gone Hollywood stuck up exaggerated strained laboured overdone labored fake feigned ostentatious spurious phoney studied phony assumed pretended showy mock simulated overripe hollow hammy bogus sham mechanical melodramatic ham awkward pompous pseud unconvincing ceremonious pretend la-di-da flamboyant plastic factitious dramatic wooden put on formal overworked over-refined histrionic actressy unreal overacted stagey poncey punctilious decorous conceited toffee-nosed correct proper fakey over-the-top nice starchy reserved extravagant twee stiff-necked counterfeit flowery faked grandiose alembicated superficial posey prim theatric meretricious snobbish effete austere hifalutin staged snippy priggish comic schmaltzy imitation constrained splashy fancy-pants refined high-minded rigid chi-chi ineffectual determined manufactured rehearsed improvised overblown farcical animated expressive catchy operatic counterfeited imitated playacting affectated fraud overplayed overacting thespian unrestrained inhibited guarded ponderous inflexible grudging bound binding conscripted slave begrudging stringent coercive forcible snide queer unauthentic forged inauthentic reticent over-elaborate over-embellished overwrought heavy long-winded posturing haughty complex turgid laborious inelegant convoluted clumsy snotty posh superior snooty uppity highfalutin restrained tongue-tied distant embarrassed repressed uneasy ornate intricate prolix Daliesque wild OTT controlled cold cool subdued stand-offish aloof camped up over the top sober not spontaneous fastidious far out fogeyish snot-nosed hoity-toity lah-di-dah high and mighty full of airs and graces high falutin' stuck-up upper-class barnstorming overrefined overnice conservative strait-laced staid stodgy conventional artful persnickety choosy fussy particular finicky fragile strict sedate prudish starched square solemn emotional show amateur legitimate acting tragic dramaturgic vaudeville deceiving ersatz deceptive trick unspontaneous straight uptight old-fashioned stick-in-the-mud fuddy-duddy of the old school stuffy icy frigid unrelaxed inflated overambitious flashy conspicuous tinselly kitschy assuming flaunty flaunting grand heroic vainglorious specious sophomoric poseur dicty flatulent arty hyperventilated swank too-too gaudy puffed up la-de-da fraudulent make-believe fictitious cod faux dummy substitute synthetic imitative mimic so-called man-made not genuine graceless gauche uncomfortable rustic rustical ungraceful maladroit quasi- rough-hewn ostensible fabricated ungainly leaden gawky misleading professed hokey inept weighty reproduction replica avowed imaginary pirate quasi untrue made-up planned tortuous arduous tortured difficult facsimile chemical cast apparent seeming surface model toy manipulated far-fetched fixed recherche voulu manmade derivative not fluent mealymouthed imagined trumped-up invented concocted pseudonymous adopted fallacious invalid overly planned adulterine lumbering hard operose effortful uphill strenuous toilsome fishy purported wreck wired put unglued tight choked taut farfetched framed apocryphal deceitful bum ungenuine bent uncoordinated unwieldy ugly virtual wannabe wrong would-be self-styled phoney-baloney phony-baloney unco elephantine hard put nervous wreck strung out alleged in a state not real not legit not kosher hypocritical lifeless all thumbs as it were to all intents and purposes at end of rope uncouth uncourtly rusty coarse vulgar bluffing shammed falsified supposed masked lying impostrous in name only quack charlatan cheating covered concealed dissimulated imposturous passionless flat dry unimpassioned spiritless soulless bumbling unhandy deadpan inexpressive obstinate unyielding unbending lacking vitality heavy-handed mincing dud hoax not what it is cracked up to be

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Involving the use of innovation or imagination during the process of creation
ingenious creative inventive original clever imaginative innovative bright brilliant masterly resourceful shrewd skilful enterprising gifted insightful inspired intelligent intuitive perceptive capable smart talented astute fertile innovational innovatory originative Promethean quick quick-witted razor-sharp sharp sharp-witted sophisticated subtle trailblazing adroit crafty dextrous dexterous genius pioneering able artistic canny cunning deviceful ready skillful sly on the ball thinking outside the box visionary revolutionary strategic advanced cutting-edge groundbreaking newfangled intricate radical avant-garde progressive formative well-designed well-planned state-of-the-art well-thought-out forward-looking high-tech modern leading-edge well-built complex highly developed forward-thinking germinal multifaceted nifty involved novel keen spirited enthusiastic ambitious energetic vigorous adventurous daring bold entrepreneurial audacious up-and-coming intrepid intellectual courageous alert venturesome precocious active dynamic wise productive brainy go-ahead slick accomplished gumptious constructive savvy artful knowledgeable perspicacious prolific liberal disruptive sagacious calculating driven enlightened vital go-getting new rising high-powered knowing sage neat practical virtuoso acute ground-breaking aggressive causative teeming fruitful demiurgic forgetive poetical proficient breaking new ground whip-smart incisive nimble-witted learned eager hardy venturous free-swinging adventuresome nerved nervy emboldened gutsy dashing zealous zippy itching snappy yearning go-go lively peppy diligent spanking hungry stirring craving industrious pushing advancing aspiring self-starting hustling lusting driving take-over busy hardworking hard ball spark plug coming on strong

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(of a plan or piece of work) Difficult to achieve, requiring great effort or ability
ambitious demanding hard challenging difficult exacting formidable aggressive arduous bold strenuous tough daring grandiose monumental onerous trying exhausting industrious severe taxing extravagant grand intrepid toilsome energetic hellish impressive lofty pretentious stiff visionary killing knackering magnificent large-scale high-pressure ostentatious big egotistic high-falutin' overambitious lavish unrealistic high-flying far-reaching on a grand scale herculean killer grueling gruelling rigorous testing laborious rough backbreaking punishing stressful oppressive back-breaking effortful harsh burdensome daunting torturous tortuous excruciating tedious ponderous wearisome tiring bruising rugged wearying agonizing brutal troublesome grievous moiling draining forbidding harrowing uphill thorny fierce crushing bothersome fatiguing unsparing heavy agonising exigent mighty painstaking hellacious intense stringent extreme colossal impossible unforgiving weighty titanic wearing grim toilful debilitating galling tiresome cumbersome operose upstream vigorous intimidating unyielding grinding sweaty tall painful sapping hairy gargantuan energy-consuming Herculean unreasonable tricky immoderate crippling merciless immense unremitting staggering gigantic prohibitive imperious murderous really hard very hard intolerable unbearable unpleasant distressing jarring solemn distressful shattering backbreaker depleting exorbitant excessive unfair steep persnickety pressing time-consuming Augean pick-and-shovel audacious dicey awful hazardous easier said than done nerve-racking high-impact slavish torturesome unendurable hard-won drudgy labored serious no picnic vicious marathon cruel uncomfortable troubling difficile laboured unnerving tough going problem ominous insufferable sticky tormenting not easy worksome like getting blood out of a stone ferocious almighty savage scabrous problematic uphill battle discomforting stretching improbable ballsy unfeasible brash idealistic unreal fanciful unlikely far-fetched difficult to achieve hefty thoroughgoing major

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Having a strange, curious or mysterious nature
fantastic strange exotic bizarre peculiar weird outlandish freakish grotesque quaint eccentric fanciful imaginative queer whimsical bizarro intricate ornate surreal unreal baroque Kafkaesque rococo romantic glamorous glamourous marvellous marvelous fantastical odd unusual curious offbeat unconventional freaky funny extraordinary rum kinky abnormal quirky singular droll remarkable unfamiliar wacky screwy erratic crazy oddball wild off-centre off-the-wall far-out out of the ordinary idiosyncratic out of the way mysterious atypical irregular aberrant extravagant kooky cranky whacky deviant kookie funky weirdo queerish outré zany spaced-out way-out unnatural off-kilter out-of-the-way way out off the wall monstrous fascinating malformed comical capricious colourful different unorthodox original anomalous humorous arbitrary old-fashioned alluring uncanny incongruous ludicrous eerie absurd astonishing ridiculous outrageous unexpected interesting exceptional preposterous laughable daggy wacko colorful outre left-field far out out there mischievous playful waggish special untypical perverse off the beaten track flaky perplexing mystifying wayward unpredictable surprising fishy unco creepy unaccountable striking inexplicable vagarious preternatural spooky fitful teratoid changeable baffling puzzling uncommon freak chimerical dotty crotchety dreamlike nonsensical insane slang foolish cockamamie dicey flakey uncertain amusing quizzical random creative witty chancy flighty eye-catching sensational attractive foreign-looking Bohemian avant-garde alternative off-beat off the rails distorted deformed charismatic exciting intriguing appealing captivating charming external enticing extrinsic extraneous peregrine outside bugged out misshapen ugly beguiling fetching seductive arresting engaging hideous unsightly avant garde from abroad misproportioned twisted out of the common provocative riveting compelling quixotic nostalgic magical mutilated gnarled mangled chivalrous adventurous unpretty unappealing unhandsome unbeautiful unattractive ill-favored unlovely unpleasing vile homely uncomely fugly huckery surrealistic flamboyant extreme antic perverted grody gross ill-favoured unknown wonderful barbarous awkward alien foreign unheard-of unheard of eye-popping in left field

Adjective

Serving or intended as an ornament
ornamental decorative attractive fancy pretty beautifying embellishing ornate showy adorning artistic cosmetic enhancing gingerbread nonfunctional non-functional ornamented accessory beautiful decking decorating delicate dressy exquisite festooned florid for show furbishing garnishing heightening luxurious patterned setting off embellished decorated rococo fussy flashy ostentatious busy baroque elegant rich superficial highlighting extravagant adorned flamboyant towering extreme devilish gaudy sumptuous resplendent flash glitzy over-elaborate flowery overdecorated lavish overelaborate bedecked wedding-cake prettifying improving arty-crafty pleasing to the eye bizarre unconscionable grotesque undue excessive overextravagant steep overdue insane overweening stiff overmuch immoderate intolerable inordinate plethoric exorbitant convoluted unmerciful curlicued sculptural very elaborate exaggerated gilt surface skin-deep detailed complex complicated bedizened overwrought gingerbreaded gingerbready nonessential touching-up external exterior outward high-wrought aureate jewelled metaphorical opulent fancily decorated highly wrought tawdry gilded luscious glossy bright jeweled flaunting magnificent glamorous sparkling splashy wordy verbose embroidered fine dazzling meretricious colored brilliant coloured variegated aesthetic remedial painted makeup esthetic corrective gooky restorative intricate classy swish deluxe posh select spiffy quality sophisticated snazzy ritzy superior prime fanciful jazzy special froufrou frilly fancible chichi unusual cushy highfalutin custom high-class high-quality fancy-pants over the top OTT garish conspicuous swanky kitsch loud bling-bling brash pretentious vulgar obtrusive overdone tinsel theatrical tasteless affected bold tinselly swank bling trashy superfly dicty glittery noisy glaring razzle-dazzle grandiose expensive specious naff cheap dashing eye-catching striking pompous nifty flaring pizazzy lurid pizzazzy peacocky tony chintzy Brummagem plastic plush sham arabesque brummagem pinchbeck gimcrack garnished skillful skilful tacky cluttered over-embellished over-ornate overworked laboured crude kenspeckle commanding bodacious prominent noticeable pronounced remarkable dramatic catchy grabby marked arresting emphatic with all the extras with all the options tessellated mosaic in bad taste with bells and whistles sensational screaming histrionic splendiferous strained overembellished glittering blatant brazen catchpenny trimmed figured watered goffered moiré crimped labored precious in poor taste cheap and nasty colourful strong exciting imaginative lively bright-coloured stimulating effective interesting vibrant brightly coloured graphic vivid smart wild colorful looking like an explosion in a paint factory like an explosion in a paint factory actorly crass flaunted exhibitionistic splurgy gay spectacular jaunty sporty uptown high-flown arty-farty

Verb

(elaborate on) To explain or provide information about something (in greater detail)
detail explain clarify particularise particularize discuss specify unfold expatiate interpret expound expatiate on flesh out add detail to add flesh to extend upon go into detail on put flesh on the bones of go on about describe set out spell out give an account of present narrate relate recount recite reveal define illustrate expand tell explicate portray communicate show uncover announce expand on go into detail set forth enlarge on outline discourse elaborate on expound on go into detail about give particulars of disclose divulge report make known elucidate display decipher resolve discover solve expose publish clear up figure out dope out list rehearse itemize delineate enumerate catalogue tabulate summarize frame numerate stipulate note state designate depict mention cite declare catalog exhibit epitomize embellish instance recapitulate circumstantiate name identify spread analyse quote analyze notify summarise produce individuate individualize specialise itemise epitomise individualise specialize point out draw up report on lay out reel off tick off fly speck quote chapter and verse get down to brass tacks sweat details be specific about paint chronicle impart convey relay chart retail proclaim repeat spin picture verbalize verbalise characterize sketch characterise transmit broadcast share spill track express inform advise signify run down run through break a story let on about evoke conjure up retell sling lay it on the line get off one's chest clue one in spin a yarn give the word spill the beans speak about let one's hair down shoot the breeze transfer disseminate circulate promulgate give hand on pass on transfuse echo recap unload rehash get across let on let out put out publicize make public advertise write publicise break suggest ring up get through raise advertize conduct speak utter say tell the story of play back say again voice-over descant voice run by again give an account sketch out vocalize pass uncloak charge acquaint talk bare enlighten apprise unmask enunciate articulate unbosom unveil brief familiarize hold forth indicate represent tell a story give a report of gossip familiarise confess verse level clear vocalise weave clue in catch up bring out fill in leave word call upon tell on keep posted put before open up give evidence of give out spit it out be evidence of give facts wise up break the news let slip let in on lay open

Verb

To describe or express in too exaggerated terms
embroider embellish exaggerate colour catastrophize color hyperbolize magnify pad stretch gild varnish aggrandize amplify blow-up distend dramatise dramatize elaborate on enhance enlarge enlarge on expand falsify flesh out fudge heighten inflate lie overdo overelaborate overembellish overemphasise overemphasize overestimate overstate puff romanticise romanticize touch up yeast add detail to add flesh to ginger up jazz up blow up build up dress up exaggerate information go into detail about play up make federal case spread on thick stretch the truth make mountain out of molehill overplay lay it on thick expand on overdraw over-elaborate oversell blow up out of all proportion overpitch add colour pile it on lay it on with a shovel lay it on with a trowel draw the longbow shoot a line overstress emphasize make a big thing of blow something out of all proportion exalt augment boost intensify make a mountain out of a molehill make a drama out of a crisis emphasise pyramid lay on make a big thing out of spin interlard fill out increase overvalue put on extend swell pump up romance hike distort scam brag misrepresent misreport misquote boast up caricature corrupt overexaggerate fabricate escalate sensationalize surcharge maximize maximise widen fill bloat balloon spread cram pretty up cook up loud talk pile it on about make a song and dance about make too much of something make a big thing of something make a fuss grace coat go to extremes lay it on thick about make a federal case of big up blow out of proportion make a production out of make too much of go up beef up drive up swell up play-act adorn disguise deck enrich sugar-coat window-dress camouflage brighten blow out of all proportion burlesque execute playact produce melodramatize stage enact act farcialize tragedize present show sensationalise perform splash make a big deal out of something lay it on with a trowel about ham up beautify ornament garnish bedeck make a production of play to gallery make a performance of give color to ham it up play to the gallery lay it on play on heartstrings paint whitewash plate aurify begild aureate engild overlay wash glitter tinsel bend pervert garble misstate misinterpret cook manipulate misrelate fake put a spin on warp strain massage twist belie slant doctor change alter tamper with overrate overcharge fix fiddle adulterate pile on promote equivocate palter prevaricate con draw the long bow quote out of context phony up trump up take out of context give a false account of stretch a point emphasize too much poison airbrush aggravate over-embroider over-embellish over-colour puff up make a mountain out of overwrite make mountain of molehill gloss over forge parody counterfeit conceal travesty invent cheese blarney blow smoke give a false idea of miscolor cloak pass off bias cover up beard mask mangle skew pirate confuse angle dress snow debase vitiate contravene salt four-flush deceive contort rig traverse gloss deacon fib put on an act fake it frame up overdo it embellish the truth over-praise soft-soap overstate one's case pay extravagant compliments sweet-talk give fulsome praise lay on with a trowel overdramatize juggle overuse go overboard with belabour carry do to death overload overreach camp up overwork overburden overtax overindulge hype fatigue belabor overtire pressure patch interfere with tinker with talk big pull the longbow go overboard drive oneself make a thing about strain oneself make a thing of run riot wear down fiddle with make a big deal out of go too far wear oneself out lay something on thick bite off too much run into the ground make a big thing about blow up out of proportion

Verb

To develop gradually
evolve develop unfold progress advance expand grow mature enlarge change improve move push unroll alter drive emerge extend metamorphose spread thrive upgrade adapt ameliorate augment blossom differentiate flourish go head modernise modernize proceed prosper refine revolutionise revolutionize transform transmogrify better continue derive educe increase ripen shoot speed truck make progress move forward push forward build up forge ahead go forth make headway move ahead move onward press forward press on push ahead push on work up come of age cover ground march on open out work one's way work out go forward make strides adapt yourself happen occur transpire untangle evidence manifest take place evince demonstrate bear fruit become better get on come along come on get ahead burgeon build go places gain ground update scale up bloom boom rise shape up succeed shine bourgeon take steps forward get better move forward in leaps and bounds be getting there pick up do well score be successful get somewhere fly high spread one's wings get places make inroads fare well arise germinate pick up speed make up for lost time proceed forward strengthen hone enhance elevate boost meliorate perfect optimize enrich fine-tune fortify move on beef up optimise step up cultivate pull ahead drive forward further roll up grow up pace reform get along go off multiply profit straighten up arrive level up flower make first rate turn over new leaf go well make a go make it go ahead grow vigorously get on well grow well mushroom batten make good speed have legs make good shoot up yield grow rich produce become rich catch on do wonders crack on go to town develop well turn out well wax be enriched get there be vigorous be strong be well be in good shape be in its heyday be in good health go great guns go up in the world be in your prime be in the pink hit it big be on top of the heap run riot

Verb

To make something more complex
complicate entangle confuse muddle embroil perplex embarrass complex complexify ravel sophisticate involve make difficult mix up snarl up bedevil clog combine confound convolute derange disarrange disorder fold handicap impede infold interfuse interrelate interweave intricate jumble make complex make complicated mess up mire muddy multiply obfuscate obscure screw up snafu snag tangle thwart twist upset make more difficult foul up make difficulties make waves muck up render unintelligible set hurdles make intricate add fuel to fire open can of worms befog befuddle discombobulate fuddle cloud blur garble muddy the waters becloud mystify disorient fog make unclear discompose muck make a mess of rattle distort baffle bewilder disorganize bemuse flummox beat darken conceal stump muss disrupt nonplus puzzle pose throw faze get addle fox bamboozle clutter gravel maze dumbfound bungle disconcert botch vex buffalo wilder snarl floor disturb distract stumble perturb throw into disorder get to make someone scratch their head psych out overshadow make obscure eclipse put off mull amaze stir profundicate foil flabbergast frustrate snow set someone thinking wonder ambiguate repress misrepresent mislead misinform render uncertain obnubilate hide scramble disarray tarnish falsify fuzz color equivocate colour taint lead astray muddy up rumple shuffle tousle fuzz up disjoint dishevel dislocate misarrange muddy the waters of foul jumble up throw off get into a tangle muff mix stir up fumble mess ruffle blunder spoil louse up throw up smoke screen cloud the issue throw a veil over exercise worry implicate beset thicken encumber concern incriminate baulk stun astound surprise balk astonish throw off balance catch off balance inculpate connect enmesh associate cause to be at a stand be all Greek to mix you up link ensnare rope in draw in wrap up in stitch up get into bear on compromise

Verb

To arrive at a judgment or opinion by reasoning
derive obtain gain get gather extract glean procure take acquire collect conclude decide deduce draw extrapolate infer judge reason receive understand attain elicit arrive assume determine develop educe evolve excogitate follow formulate make make out reach trace put together work out surmise figure suppose reckon conjecture construe believe come to the conclusion presume intuit guess think consider draw the inference imagine hypothesize suspect deem estimate conceive hypothesise theorize induce fancy postulate expect speculate discover divine theorise originate calculate assess analyze gauge evaluate regard presuppose establish anticipate predict discern gage analyse foretell stem ratiocinate ascertain appraise count figure out hold feel forecast philosophize reap take it have a hunch be led to believe be given to understand be given generalize maintain generalise pick up comprehend deduct philosophise cogitate esteem dare say see resolve project hear approximate learn foresee call adjudge put draw conclusions posit draw a conclusion tell suss out come to understand guesstimate read into notice be afraid compute add up boil down sum up dope out be informed count on hear tell observe vapor be metaphysical stay in the clouds evince evoke come by spring assimilate experience take up take on have solve think out accept undergo vapour syllogize trust encounter calculate roughly count up number the way one sees it be of the view be of the opinion suss put a figure on concede face know interpret think likely bank on sense garner cull contextualize take something on board take for granted see the light rationalize differentiate detect see through contemplate valuate rationalise feel for contextualise stumble on come into contact with partake in draw inference arrive at reach conclusion harvest accumulate theorize that think it likely that come to the conclusion that postulate that read between lines read between the lines put two and two together find pick select amass winnow sift view say rank distinguish rate class envision appreciate allow place weigh value see ahead make an educated guess regard as class as see as rank as rate as form the opinion look on as take to be look at realize realise take to mean account perceive size up opine daresay look upon set down look on identify classify hold to be separate hazard a guess predicate recognize think of grade categorize weigh up suspicion premise recognise mark categorise view as set have sneaking suspicion apprehend ween tally measure pretend discriminate total interpret as enumerate divide take for think of as fix adjudicate venture suggest tell apart cast peg pigeonhole assign form an opinion of take as read pick out put down as take it as given collate specify group characterize tell between settle credit quantify hazard score order cipher difference sum sort secern designate codify type contrast fathom assay read characterise tot cypher dream assort compartmentalize be of the opinion that envisage compartment tot up have a feeling dare-say typecast distribute range foreknow keep tabs take stock in swear by take as gospel truth compartmentalise demarcate have a sneaking suspicion be inclined to think get the idea break down make an estimate of go out on a limb put down for button down think it likely spot label diagnose tag part extricate name square advance diagnosticate determinate submit treat rule propound set apart sort out find out propose reflect balance prophesy put forward prognosticate decree explain augur totalize confirm repute ponder add set store by brand presage bracket remark vaticinate file digest relegate portend grant soothsay imply prevision forebode visualize visualise be under the impression index decide between make a distinction between tell the difference between triage forefeel list forewarn tote form an impression of reckon on position previse arrange tote up note auspicate foreshadow spae tab examine study be convinced adumbrate take account of deem to be make of cook up make a guess at allow for run down bargain for compare regard as likely take a stab plan on psych out see coming count upon pick up on take a shot segregate take it as read take as a hypothesis jump to a conclusion take a shot at take a stab at clinch pronounce correct budget make rough guess