< Latin ēlabōrātus
(past participle of ēlabōrāre
) worked out, equivalent to ē- e-1
work + -ātus -ate1
elaborately, adverbelaborateness, nounelaborative, adjectiveelaborator, nounnonelaborate, adjectivenonelaborately, adverbnonelaborateness, nounnonelaborating, adjectivenonelaborative, adjectivequasi-elaborate, adjectivequasi-elaborately, adverbself-elaborated, adjectivesuperelaborate, adjectivesuperelaborately, adverbsuperelaborateness, noununelaborate, adjectiveunelaborately, adverbunelaborateness, noununelaborated, adjectivewell-elaborated, adjective
2. Elaborate, labored, studied
apply to that which is worked out in great detail. That which is elaborate
is characterized by great, sometimes even excessive, minuteness of detail: elaborate preparations for a banquet.
That which is labored
is marked by excessive, often forced or uninspired, effort: a labored style of writing.
That which is studied
is accomplished with care and deliberation, and is done purposely, sometimes even having been rehearsed: a studied pose.