Textual thesaurus for "tortuous"

(adj) convoluted, Byzantine, involved, knotty, 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) winding, voluminous, twisting, twisty

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