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knot·ty

knotty

 
pronunciation:
na ti
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: knottier, knottiest
definition 1: difficult to understand or solve; complex; intricate.
It was a knotty problem that engendered hours of debate among the committee members.I love to solve these knotty puzzles.
antonyms:
easy, simple
similar words:
difficult
definition 2: having knots, as pine or other wood.
The walls are of knotty pine.
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derivations: knottily (adv.), knottiness (n.)