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tortuous

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1 tortuous

Highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious:
— Tortuous legal procedures.
— Tortuous negotiations lasting for months.

synoniemen: Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled.

Roget 940: dishonest, dishonorable; unconscientious, unscrupulous; fraudulent etc. 545; knavish; disgraceful etc. (disreputable) 974; wicked etc. ... meer laten zien

Roget 248: convoluted; winding, twisted etc. v.; tortile, tortive; wavy; undated, undulatory; circling, snaky, snake-like, ... meer laten zien

Roget 528: concealed etc. v.; hidden; secret, recondite, mystic, cabalistic, occult, dark; cryptic, cryptical; private, ... meer laten zien



2 tortuous

Marked by repeated turns and bends:
— A tortuous road up the mountain.

synoniemen: twisting, twisty, voluminous, winding.

3 tortuous

Not straightforward.


Moby betekeniswoordenboek: Gongoresque, Johnsonian, affected, ambagious, ambiguous, anamorphous, anfractuous, askew, asymmetric, bedizened, bent, big-sounding, billowing, billowy, bowed, circuitous, circumlocutory, cockeyed, complicated, contorted ... meer laten zien.

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