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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tangled(adj)

    in a confused mass

    "pushed back her tangled hair"; "the tangled ropes"

    Synonyms:
    involved, knotty, convoluted, tortuous

    Antonyms:
    disentangled, unsnarled, untangled, loosened, simple

  2. Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous(adj)

    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, knobbed, tough, knotted, elusive, snarly, voluminous, tortuous, convoluted, baffling, snarled

    Antonyms:
    untangled, unsnarled, disentangled, loosened, simple

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tangled

    That is complex which is made up of several connected parts. That is compound in which the parts are not merely connected, but fused, or otherwise combined into a single substance. In a composite object the different parts have less of unity than in that which is complex or compound, but maintain their distinct individuality. In a heterogeneous body unlike parts or particles are intermingled, often without apparent order or plan. Conglomerate (literally, globed together) is said of a confused mingling of masses or lumps of various substances. The New England pudding-stone is a conglomerate rock. In a complex object the arrangement and relation of parts may be perfectly clear; in a complicated mechanism the parts are so numerous, or so combined, that the mind can not readily grasp their mutual relations; in an intricate arrangement the parts are so intertwined that it is difficult to follow their windings; things are involved which are rolled together so as not to be easily separated, either in thought or in fact; things which are tangled or entangled mutually hold and draw upon each other. The conception of a material object is usually complex, involving form, color, size, and other elements; a clock is a complicated mechanism; the Gordian knot was intricate; the twining serpents of the Laocoon are involved. We speak of an abstruse statement, a complex conception, a confused heap, a heterogeneous mass, a tangled skein, an intricate problem; of composite architecture, an involved sentence; of the complicated or intricate accounts of a great business, the entangled accounts of an incompetent or dishonest bookkeeper.

    Synonyms:
    abstruse, complex, complicated, composite, compound, confused, conglomerate, entangled, heterogeneous, intricate, involved, manifold, mingled, mixed, multiform, obscure

    Antonyms:
    clear, direct, homogeneous, obvious, plain, simple, uncombined, uncompounded, uniform, unraveled

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tangled(a)

    Synonyms:
    entangled, complicated, tangly, snarled, intricate, involved

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How to use tangled in a sentence?

  1. Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, Canto vi. Stanza 17.:

    Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!

  2. John Delury:

    Trust is an issue, starting from zero, the two Koreas have a tangled history and have repeatedly accused each other of breaking agreements. You can't just say there is now trust and deliver trust. It has to be developed.

  3. Sir Walter Scott:

    Oh, what tangled webs we weave, When we first practice to deceive.

  4. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito:

    For too long, plastic bags have clogged our storm drains, littered our greenspaces and tangled our trees.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    We should reform it, if it's to be used as a deterrent, it has to be reformed. It can't take 25 years. That does no one any good. Neither the victims nor the state is solving this problem with that kind of tangled judicial process.


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