Synonyms and Antonyms for gordian-knot

1. Gordian knot (n.)

any very difficult problem; insoluble in its own terms

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2. Gordian knot (n.)

an intricate knot tied by Gordius, the king of Phrygia, and cut by the sword of Alexander the Great after he heard that whoever undid it would become ruler of Asia

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3. Gordian (adj.)

extremely intricate; usually in phrase `Gordian knot'

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4. knot (n.)

a tight cluster of people or things

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6. knot (v.)

tie or fasten into a knot

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7. knot (v.)

make into knots; make knots out of

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8. knot (n.)

a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged

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9. knot (n.)

soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design

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10. knot (n.)

a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude

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