English adjective: tortuous
|1.||tortuous highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious|
|Samples||The Byzantine tax structure.|
Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship.
Convoluted legal language.
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.
|Synonyms||Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled|
|2.||tortuous marked by repeated turns and bends|
|Samples||A tortuous road up the mountain.|
Winding roads are full of surprises.
Had to steer the car down a twisty track.
|Synonyms||twisting, twisty, voluminous, winding|
|3.||tortuous not straightforward|
|Samples||His tortuous reasoning.|