wiredrawn

[ wahyuhr-drawn ]
/ ˈwaɪərˌdrɔn /

adjective

drawn out long and thin like a wire.
(of ideas, comparisons, etc.) finely spun; extremely intricate; minute.

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Origin of wiredrawn

First recorded in 1595–1605; wire + drawn
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for wiredrawn

  • Decadence is foreshadowed, but not yet is the art academic and wiredrawn.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • He fails to make it either straightforward or appropriate, and declines into the super-subtle or wiredrawn.

    Adonais|Shelley
  • They did not consist of a series of wiredrawn dissertations upon isolated texts.

    The Oxford Reformers|Frederic Seebohm