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tortuous

tor·tu·ous

tortuous

 
 
pronunciation:
tor chu s
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: changing direction frequently; twisting, winding, or crooked, as a path.
The donkeys made their way down the tortuous path to the base of the canyon.
synonyms:
crooked, meandering, sinuate, sinuous, twisting, winding
antonyms:
straight
similar words:
curvy, labyrinthine, serpentine, undulating, zigzag
definition 2: not easy to follow; not straightforward; devious.
I wasn't sure whether I agreed with his tortuous argument in favor of capital punishment.
synonyms:
deceptive, devious, indirect, sinuous
antonyms:
straightforward
similar words:
ambiguous, circuitous, convoluted, crooked, evasive, misleading
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derivations: tortuously (adv.), tortuousness (n.)