Textual thesaurus for "knotty"

(adj) snarled, snarly

tangled in knots or snarls

a mass of knotted string; snarled thread

(adj) elusive, tough, baffling, problematic, problematical

making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe

a baffling problem; I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast; a problematic situation at home

(adj) convoluted, Byzantine, involved, tortuous, tangled

highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious

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- Sir Walter Scott; tortuous legal procedures; tortuous negotiations lasting for months

(adj) gnarled, gnarly, knobbed, knotted

used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots

gnarled and knotted hands; a knobbed stick