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1. knotty

adjective. ['ˈnɑːti'] making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe.

Synonyms

  • problematical
  • elusive
  • tough
  • hard
  • problematic
  • baffling

Antonyms

  • tractable
  • compliant
  • manageable
  • obedient

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • knot (English)

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Rhymes with Knotty

  • lanzelotti
  • sgambati
  • scarpati
  • maserati
  • kiribati
  • jereissati
  • hlavaty
  • delligatti
  • capriati
  • candiotti
  • braggiotti
  • beninati
  • benenati
  • andreotti
  • velayati
  • salvati
  • pavarotti's
  • pavarotti
  • literati
  • liberati
  • giamatti
  • diodati
  • ammirati
  • squatty
  • seratti
  • rosati
  • pizatti
  • marathi
  • galotti
  • galati

Sentences with knotty


1. Adjective
Clad every inch of ceiling in knotty pine and enjoy the natural character of the humble wood.

2. Adverb
Some varieties of this wood look very knotty but are still smooth.

3. Foreign word
Make the most of your knotty pine paneling with key accessories and other decorative elements.

4. Noun, plural
However, a light lemon yellow might look attractive with traditional knotty pine in a country kitchen.

5. Noun, singular or mass
Use lighter neutrals such as off-white, beige and light taupe with darker knotty pines.

6. Verb, past participle
Resist the urge to remodel a kitchen that has knotty pine cabinets.

2. knotty

adjective. ['ˈnɑːti'] highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious.

Synonyms

  • tangled
  • Byzantine
  • involved
  • convoluted
  • complex

Antonyms

  • unquestionable
  • palpable
  • artless
  • identifiable

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • knot (English)

3. knotty

adjective. ['ˈnɑːti'] tangled in knots or snarls.

Synonyms

  • tangled
  • snarled

Antonyms

  • ease
  • effortless
  • undemanding

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • knot (English)

4. knotty

adjective. ['ˈnɑːti'] used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots.

Synonyms

  • crooked
  • gnarled
  • knobbed
  • knotted

Antonyms

  • tender
  • edible
  • delicate
  • inexperienced

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • knot (English)
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