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English adjective: convoluted

1. convoluted rolled longitudinally upon itself

SamplesA convolute petal.



Domain categorybotany, phytology

Antonymsuncoiled, straight

2. convoluted highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious

SamplesThe 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.
Tortuous legal procedures.
Tortuous negotiations lasting for months.

SynonymsByzantine, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous



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