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Synonyms for tortuous
ˈtɔr tʃu əstor·tu·ous

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tortuous

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

    Antonyms:
    right, straight, direct, rectilinear, straightforward, undeviating

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    direct, simple, straight

  3. tortuousadjective

    not straightforward

    "his tortuous reasoning"

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

    Antonyms:
    direct, simple, straight

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tortuousadjective

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

  2. tortuousadjective

    Synonyms:
    perverse, circuitous, roundabout, indirect

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "tortuous":

    circuitous, convoluted, crooked

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How to use tortuous in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Gerald Ford:

    I once told you that I am not a saint, and I hope never to see the day that I cannot admit having made a mistake. So I will close with another confession. Frequently, along the tortuous road of recent months from this chamber to the Presidents House, I protested that I was my own man. Now I realize that I was wrong. I am your man, for it was your carefully weighed confirmation that changed my occupation. The truth is I am the peoples man, for you acted in their name, and I accepted and began my new and solemn trust with a promise to serve all the people and do the best that I can for America.

  3. 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.

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