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Synonyms of tortuous

Adjective


1. Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous, complex (vs. simple)

usage: highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"; "Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott; "tortuous legal procedures"; "tortuous negotiations lasting for months"

2. tortuous, twisting, twisty, winding, voluminous, crooked (vs. straight)

usage: marked by repeated turns and bends; "a tortuous road up the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to steer the car down a twisty track"

3. tortuous, indirect (vs. direct)

usage: not straightforward; "his tortuous reasoning"

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