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Synonyms for tortuous

Synonyms for tortuous

repeatedly curving in alternate directions

not taking a direct or straight line or course

Synonyms for tortuous

highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious

marked by repeated turns and bends

not straightforward

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The least effective are those who use the opportunity to engage in a bout of extended ekphrasis, translating colour and pigment into ever more tortuously lyrical descriptions.
Constructing globes in early modern Europe was a tortuously difficult process.
Bohemians host a Limerick side who have been competitive in all their matches but are finding it tortuously hard to score.
The only downside is the MMI climate/stereo/sat nav control system, which is tortuously difficult to master.
At his best Reich can be maddeningly compelling, but the Triple Quartet and Violin Phase we heard were just maddening, their basic ideas - rhythmic patterns and short phrases going out of sync - so tortuously and repetitively laboured you felt like shouting out, "Yes, got that, now move on.
But relying on free handouts is a harsh reality for the welfare dependant "stars" of BBC1's tortuously named Nick and Margaret don't claim benefits.
Ted Cruz has figured prominently in the efforts of a small group of Tea Party-aligned Republicans to mount a filibuster against the tortuously negotiated gun control legislation scheduled to make its way to the U.
Such props play a sort of Greek chorus to the absurd action of Rotten berg's videos, commenting, in a subtle but collective voice, on the tortuously convoluted dramas unfolding with the very same dramatic techniques used by the original Greek chorus: echo and synchronization.
From Atlanta by way of Beijing and New York, MDP takes time on his tortuously titled first release "Turn" to reflect on a life of constant change.
When patrons left the cinema by the back entrance they would find themselves in one of the ill-lit alleyways leading tortuously to Green Dragon Yard and eventually the High Street, quite a feat of navigation in the dark.
You played a compulsive liar in that film, but there was no lie greater than the last scene where you pretended you didn't want Zach Braff to go while Frou Frou played tortuously in the background.
The jury had found that one of Boeing's subsidiaries had committed fraud and breach of contract and that Boeing had tortuously interfered with ICO's contractual rights in connection with a USD2.
At the time of this writing, the administration's tortuously nuanced "accommodation" (these services will be made available through the insurance company rather than through the employer directly) is being viewed by many in the religious community as a distinction without a difference.
One way or another, they all end up back on Earth, and through a tortuously silly turn of events, Adler and Renate end up being spokespeople for the president after winning support from her ruthless campaign manager, Vivian Wagner (Peta Sergeant).
There's no question that they, who have stuck together through a tumultuous few months at the Racecourse, are fiercely loyal to Morrell but, understandably, that has its limitations and while new owners, Wrexham Supporters' Trust, have been dealt a difficult hand as a result of the tortuously long takeover saga, time now is of the essence in keeping everyone on board.