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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Not straightforward; highly involved or intricate. Complicated and long and therefore confusing.

Usage examples (35)
  • Reason is the slow and tortuous method by which these who do not know the truth discover it. The heart has its own reason which reason does not know.
  • His tortuous reasoning
  • A tortuous road up the mountain
  • Innards burst, pouring in tortuous loops from bellies. for more
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