- skillful; ingenious.
- cleverly intricate.
Origin of daedal
1580–90; < Latin daedalus skillful < Greek daídalos, equivalent to daidál(lein) to work with skill + -os adj. suffix
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Related Words for daedaltricky, tortuous, sophisticated, complex, tangled, convoluted, labyrinthine, baroque, difficult, daedal, abstruse, fancy, hard, involved, obscure, perplexing, rococo, byzantine, high-tech, complicated
- literary skilful or intricate
Word Origin for daedal
C16: via Latin from Greek daidalos; see Daedalus
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1580s, "skillful, cunning," from Latin daedalus, from Greek daidalos "skillful, cunningly wrought." Also an anglicized form of the name Daedalus from Greek mythology (1610s).
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