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Dictionary definition for: Tortuous

1. (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

2. (s) 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"

3. (s) not straightforward; "his tortuous reasoning"

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