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Elaborate vs Diabolical - What's the difference?

elaborate | diabolical |

As adjectives the difference between elaborate and diabolical

is that elaborate is highly complex, detailed, or sophisticated while diabolical is extremely wicked or cruel.

As a verb elaborate

is (used with'' on ''when used with an object ) to give further detail or explanation (about).




(en adjective)
  • Highly complex, detailed, or sophisticated.
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  • Intricate, fancy, flashy, or showy.
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  • *:The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.
  • Verb

  • (used with'' on ''when used with an object ) To give further detail or explanation (about).
  • What do you mean you didn't come home last night? Would you care to elaborate ?
    Could you elaborate on the plot for your novel for me?




    (en adjective)
  • Extremely wicked or cruel.
  • Of or concerning the devil; satanic.
  • Derived terms

    * diabolically * diabolicalness