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Dictionary definition for: Knotty

1. (s) making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve; "a baffling problem" "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast" "a problematic situation at home"

2. (s) used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots; "gnarled and knotted hands" "a knobbed stick"

3. (s) highly involved or intricate; "the Byzantine tax structure" "convoluted legal language" "convoluted reasoning" "intricate needlework" "an intricate labyrinth of refined phraseology" "the plot was too involved" "a knotty problem" "got his way by lab

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