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Overview of adj tortuous

The adj tortuous has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous

(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

(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

(not straightforward; "his tortuous reasoning") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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