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Synonyms for tortuous
ˈtɔr tʃu əstor·tu·ous

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  1. tortuous

    devious, circuitous, anfractuous, ambiguous, complicated, sinuous, deceitful, crooked, twisting, indirect, sinister, indexed

    right, straight, direct, rectilinear, straightforward, undeviating

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. 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"

    involved, knotty, problematical, twisty, convolute, twisting, winding, problematic, mired, gnarled, gnarly, tangled, knobbed, tough, knotted, elusive, snarly, voluminous, convoluted, baffling, snarled

    straight, direct, simple

  2. tortuous, twisting, twisty, winding, voluminousadjective

    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"

    tangled, winding, convoluted, voluminous, copious, rambling, meandering(a), twisty, twisting, involved, knotty, wandering(a)

    direct, simple, straight

  3. tortuousadjective

    not straightforward

    "his tortuous reasoning"

    tangled, winding, convoluted, voluminous, twisty, twisting, involved, knotty

    direct, simple, straight

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. tortuousadjective

    crooked, sinuous, circuitous, curved, curvilinear, curvilineal, sinuate, sinuated, winding, serpentine, bending in and out

  2. tortuousadjective

    perverse, circuitous, roundabout, indirect

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "tortuous":

    circuitous, convoluted, crooked

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  1. Jared Polis:

    Colorado has joined a growing list of states that have banned so-called conversion therapy, it's a tortuous practice that has long been widely-discredited by medical and mental health professionals.

  2. Antonio Zappulla:

    No one can begin to imagine what Nazanin has endured throughout the past tortuous six years; denied her freedoms, separated from her husband and young child, battling significant illness, thrown in solitary confinement, an innocent victim of an international dispute, Nazanin has been one of many used as political pawns. Her treatment has been utterly inhumane.

  3. Karen Bass:

    I think when people witnessed the really slow, tortuous murder of George Floyd, it was just not up for debate, i think the American people were horrified.

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