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Synonyms for convoluted
ˈkɒn vəˌlu tɪdcon·vo·lut·ed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. convolute, convolutedadjective

    rolled longitudinally upon itself

    "a convolute petal"

    Synonyms:
    involved, knotty, tortuous, convolute, tangled

    Antonyms:
    simple, straight, uncoiled

  2. Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuousadjective

    highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious

    "the Byzantine tax structure"; "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "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:
    involved, knotty, problematical, twisty, convolute, twisting, winding, problematic, mired, gnarled, gnarly, tangled, knobbed, tough, knotted, elusive, snarly, voluminous, tortuous, baffling, snarled

    Antonyms:
    uncoiled, simple, straight

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  1. List of paraphrases for "convoluted":

    complicated, intricate, complex, tortuous

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How to use convoluted in a sentence?

  1. Andy Mardock:

    The answer to this question should be short and sweet. The longer, more convoluted, or confusing the explanation, the more likely Shannon McLay interests aren't being put first.

  2. Jeffery Isaacs:

    Bank of America's structure is so convoluted and Byzantine that looking from the outside it is very hard to identify the correct corporate parties.

  3. Barack Obama:

    Look, first of all, the climate is changing. I don’t think the science is clear what percentage is man-made and what percentage is natural. It’s convoluted. And for the people to say the science is decided on, this is just really arrogant, to be honest with you, it's this intellectual arrogance that now you can’t even have a conversation about it. The climate is changing, and we need to adapt to that reality.

  4. Ben Embarek:

    The possible path from whatever original animal species all the way through to the Huanan market could have taken a very long and convoluted path involving also movements across borders.

  5. Henry Connelly:

    Once again, the Trump White House is tip-toeing around big pharma with a spectacularly pinched and convoluted proposal that excludes insulin and has no actual implementation date.

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