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Definition:

  1. [adjective] highly involved or intricate; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "intricate needlework"; "an intricate labyrinth of refined phraseology"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"; "Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott; "tortuous legal procedures"; "tortuous negotiations lasting for months"
    Synonyms: Byzantine, convoluted, intricate, involved, knotty, labyrinthine, tangled

  2. [adjective] marked by repeated turns and bends; "a tortuous road up the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to steer the car down a twisty track"
    Synonyms: twisting, twisty, winding

  3. [adjective] not straightforward; "his tortuous reasoning"

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