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    tortuous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tortuous

    Definition
    (adj) highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
    Example Sentence
    • the Byzantine tax structure
    • Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship
    • convoluted legal language
    • convoluted reasoning
    • the plot was too involved
    • a knotty problem
    • got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering
    • Oh, what a tangled web we weave
    • tortuous legal procedures
    • tortuous negotiations lasting for months
    Definition
    (adj) marked by repeated turns and bends
    Synonyms : twisting , twisty , voluminous , winding
    Example Sentence
    • a tortuous road up the mountain
    • winding roads are full of surprises
    • had to steer the car down a twisty track
    Definition
    (adj) not straightforward
    Example Sentence
    • his tortuous reasoning
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for tortuous

a tortoise does not move in straight line... it keeps twisting and turning making path complicated.

tortuous - torque(twisting)uous: full of twisting

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tortoise mosquito coil will not be straight it is twisted and winded . Tortoise coil is in rhyming with tortuous.

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The Tortuous Spiral Maze, which had a lot of twists and turns, had everyone perplexed.

The Tortuous Spiral Maze (which has a lot of twists and turns) had everynone perplexed.

if u remember contort it means to twist out shape. tortuous meaning is very close to that.

tortuous can be compared to circuitous.. And both means almost same

the pronunciation of this word is not simple, it twists the tongue

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