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knotty

knot·ty

knotty

pronunciation:
na ti
part of speech: adjective
inflections: knottier, knottiest
definition 1: having knots, as pine or other wood.
definition 2: difficult to understand or solve; complex; intricate.
a knotty puzzle
antonyms:
easy, simple
similar words:
difficult
derivations: knottily (adv.), knottiness (n.)