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  Words related to knotty

Related / Similar Words: baffling, problematic, problematical, Byzantine, convoluted, intricate, involved, labyrinthine, tangled, tortuous, gnarled, gnarly, knotted, knobbed

 

Definition:
  • making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve; "a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home";
  • 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 lab;
  • used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots; "gnarled and knotted hands"; "a knobbed stick";

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