intricacy

[in-tri-kuh-see]

noun, plural in·tri·ca·cies.

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

Origin of intricacy

First recorded in 1595–1605; intric(ate) + -acy
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Related Words for intricacy

complexity, difficulty, confusion, elaborateness

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Word Origin and History for intricacy
n.

c.1600, from intricate + -acy.

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