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1. Having numerous overlapping coils or folds: a convoluted seashell.
2. Intricate; complicated: convoluted legal language; convoluted reasoning.
1. (esp of meaning, style, etc) difficult to comprehend; involved
2. wound together; coiled
con•vo•lut•ed(ˈkɒn vəˌlu tɪd)
1. twisted; coiled.
2. complicated; intricately involved: convoluted reasoning.
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|Adj.||1.||convoluted - rolled longitudinally upon itself; "a convolute petal"|
coiled - curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals); "a coiled snake ready to strike"; "the rope lay coiled on the deck"
|2.||convoluted - 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"|
complex - complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"