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 for Baroque
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Baroque \Ba*roque"\, a. [F.; cf. It. barocco.] (Arch.)
     1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, an artistic style
        common in the 17th century, characterized by the use of
        complex and elaborate ornamentation, curved rather than
        straight lines, and, in music a high degree of
        embellishment.
        [PJC]
  
     2. Hence, overly complicated, or ornamented to excess; in bad
        taste; grotesque; odd.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     3. Irregular in form; -- said esp. of a pearl.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  baroque
      adj 1: having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation; "the
             building...frantically baroque"-William Dean Howells
             [syn: baroque, churrigueresque, churrigueresco]
      2: of or relating to or characteristic of the elaborately
         ornamented style of architecture, art, and music popular in
         Europe between 1600 and 1750 [syn: baroque, Baroque]
      n 1: the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the
           baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in
           Europe [syn: Baroque, Baroque era, Baroque period]
      2: elaborate and extensive ornamentation in decorative art and
         architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century
         [syn: baroque, baroqueness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "baroque":
     Gothic, arabesque, bizarre, brain-born, busy, chichi, deformed,
     dream-built, elaborate, elegant, embellished, extravagant,
     fanciful, fancy, fancy-born, fancy-built, fancy-woven, fantasque,
     fantastic, fine, flamboyant, florid, flowery, freak, freakish,
     frilly, fussy, gilt, grotesque, high-wrought, labored, luscious,
     luxuriant, luxurious, maggoty, malformed, misbegotten, misshapen,
     monstrous, moresque, notional, ornamented, ornate, ostentatious,
     outlandish, overelaborate, overelegant, overlabored, overworked,
     overwrought, picturesque, preposterous, pretty-pretty, rich,
     rococo, scrolled, teratogenic, teratoid, whimsical, wild
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  baroque
   adj.
  
      [common] Feature-encrusted; complex; gaudy; verging on excessive. Said of
      hardware or (esp.) software designs, this has many of the connotations of {
      elephantine or monstrosity but is less extreme and not pejorative in
      itself. In the absence of other, more negative descriptions this term
      suggests that the software is trembling on the edge of bad taste but has
      not quite tipped over into it. ?Metafont even has features to introduce
      random variations to its letterform output. Now that is baroque!? See also
      rococo.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Baroque
  
     An early logic programming language written by Boyer and
     Moore in 1972.
  
     ["Computational Logic: Structure Sharing and Proof of program
     Properties", J. Moore, DCL Memo 67, U Edinburgh 1974].
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-02-22)
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  baroque
  
     Feature-encrusted; complex; gaudy; verging on excessive.  Said
     of hardware or (especially) software designs, this has many of
     the connotations of elephantine or monstrosity but is less
     extreme and not pejorative in itself.  "{Metafont even has
     features to introduce random variations to its letterform
     output.  Now *that* is baroque!"
  
     See also rococo.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-02-22)
  

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