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con·vo·lut·ed

 (kŏn′və-lo͞o′tĭd, kŏn′və-lo͞o′tĭd)
adj.
1. Having numerous overlapping coils or folds: a convoluted seashell.
2. Intricate; complicated: convoluted legal language; convoluted reasoning.

convoluted

(ˈkɒnvəˌluːtɪd)
adj
1. (esp of meaning, style, etc) difficult to comprehend; involved
2. wound together; coiled
ˈconvoˌlutedly adv
ˈconvoˌlutedness n

con•vo•lut•ed

(ˈkɒn vəˌlu tɪd)

adj.
1. twisted; coiled.
2. complicated; intricately involved: convoluted reasoning.
[1805–15]
con′vo•lut`ed•ly, adv.
con′vo•lut`ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.convoluted - rolled longitudinally upon itself; "a convolute petal"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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"

convoluted

adjective
Difficult to understand because of intricacy:
Translations

convoluted

[ˈkɒnvəˌluːtɪd] ADJ [shape] → enrollado, enroscado; [argument] → enrevesado

convoluted

[ˈkɒnvəluːtɪd] adj
[argument, sentence, style, plot] → alambiqué(e)
[idea, system] → alambiqué(e)

convoluted

adj
(= involved)verwickelt; plot alsoverschlungen; theory alsokompliziert; stylegewunden
(= coiled)gewunden; shellspiralig aufgewunden

convoluted

[ˈkɒnvəluːtɪd] (frm) adj (shape) → attorcigliato/a, avvolto/a; (argument) → involuto/a
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