Adjective(1) highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious(2) marked by repeated turns and bends(3) not straightforward
(1) A barium enema showed a narrowed, tortuous sigmoid colon with multiple diverticuli and thickening of the bowel wall.(2) They thus engage in a tortuous argument to show that it really wasn't about what the protesters said it was.(3) In fact, the argument here is not so tortuous as many to be found amongst the post-modernists.(4) But that proved only the beginning of a long and tortuous road full of false starts and broken promises.(5) Yes, I know that it's still hard to know what exactly Bertie says or what he means or what the sum of his winding sentences and tortuous paragraphs amount to.(6) An aneurysm expands laterally with systole while a tortuous aorta does not.(7) Neither fascicles of smooth muscle cells nor thick-walled tortuous blood vessels were present.(8) We had countless tortuous internal meetings to prioritize and slog through the full set of 500 items.(9) The common carotid artery sometimes follows a very tortuous course, forming one or more distinct loops in the neck.(10) Then, after tortuous negotiations, the sale fell through.(11) Eventually, after a particularly tortuous twist, the path opened out and they came to the Cave of the Prophet.(12) It allows us to insert tortuous vessels where flexibility is very important.(13) These veins are tortuous and bulky, making it virtually impossible to identify the spinal arteries.(14) They all appear enlarged and have a tortuous course, especially the capillary veins.(15) Paine was careful to contrast the tortuous twists of theology with the pure clarity of deism.(16) His style, too, is often tortuous and gnomic, and it can be almost impossible to see what he actually means, as the endless discussions of his analysis of the causes of the war show.
1. twisting ::
2. convoluted ::
3. winding ::
4. involved ::
1. straight ::
Different Formstortuous, tortuously, tortuousness
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