convoluted
[ kon-vuh-loo-tid ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Late-18th century; Latin from the past participle of convolute, from the Latin convolutus, past participle of convolvere "roll together, intertwine"
Synonyms
    1.
  • intricate labyrinthine perplexing puzzling
    2.
  • tangled twisted knotted
Antonyms
    1.
  • direct simple straightforward understandable
    2.
  • straight untangled
Definition
1. complicated; intricately involved
2. twisted; coiled
Examples
1. A) The novel became increasingly convoluted as the narrative introduced multiple parallel timelines. B) The new approach to teaching math seemed rather convoluted compared to the old style.
2. A) The wires had ended up convoluted in the moving box. B) We're not sure how the bird's nest ended up convoluted amongst the debris.
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