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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Tangled in snarls; Making great mental demands; Highly complex or intricate.

Usage examples (33)
  • M. de Nointel, after settling certain knotty points in the
  • In the construction of this little word "equipping," taken with its context, is the point, apparently so knotty, which is to be determined.
  • He seemed awful old and kind of knotty and twisty.
  • You describe the abortion issue as a "knotty" question. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The math teacher assigned the "naughty" (disobedient) student a particularly "knotty" (complex) problem.
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