intricacy

[ in-tri-kuh-see ]
/ ˈɪn trɪ kə si /

noun, plural in·tri·ca·cies.

intricate character or state.
an intricate part, action, etc: intricacies of the law.

Nearby words

  1. intreat,
  2. intrench,
  3. intrenching tool,
  4. intrepid,
  5. intrepidity,
  6. intricate,
  7. intricately,
  8. intrigant,
  9. intrigante,
  10. intrigue

Origin of intricacy

First recorded in 1595–1605; intric(ate) + -acy

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Word Origin and History for intricacy

intricacy

n.

c.1600, from intricate + -acy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper