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 (lăb′ə-rĭn′thĭn, -thēn′) or lab·y·rin·thi·an (-thē-ən)
Relating to, resembling, or constituting a labyrinth: "the labyrinthine corridors ... of bureaucratic red tape" (William H. Hallahan).
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Adj.1.labyrinthian - resembling a labyrinth in form or complexitylabyrinthian - resembling a labyrinth in form or complexity; "a labyrinthine network of tortuous footpaths"
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"
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But there was some substantial bulk of it behind, buried in the trees, which had a gray, labyrinthian look, like serpents of stone, and lifted a load of leafy towers to the sky.
His brother Frederick of the dim eye, palsied hand, bent form, and groping mind, submissively shuffled at his side, accepting his patronage as he accepted every incident of the labyrinthian world in which he had got lost.
THE labyrinthian plot of this Peter James thriller takes you down several blind alleys before the real killer is unmasked.
Darwin would have never published "On the Origin of Species" had he known about DNA or the labyrinthian complexity of one DNA molecule.
Critique: Exceptionally well researched, organized and presented, "Hog's Exit: Jerry Daniels, the Hmong, and the CIA" offers a unique insight into labyrinthian politics.
The labyrinthian accounting of some conglomerates does not always allow the identification of other Latin Holdcos that have also grown explosively in the last few years.
Undeterred, the enterprising Kelly led cameras on a labyrinthian tour of the Fox building to find the analysis team behind the Obama call, lamenting on the way that the team didn't sit near the main studio anymore.