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English → Indonesian (quick) Definition: tortuous berliku, berliku-liku
English → English (WordNet) Definition: tortuous tortuous adj 1: highly involved or intricate; “the Byzantine tax structure”; “convoluted legal language”; “convoluted reasoning”; “intricate needlework”; “an intricate labyrinth of refined phraseology”; “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” [syn: Byzantine, convoluted, intricate, involved, knotty, labyrinthine, tangled] 2: marked by repeated turns and bends; “a tortuous road up the mountain”; “winding roads are full of surprises”; “had to steer the car down a twisty track” [syn: twisting, twisty, winding] 3: not straightforward; “his tortuous reasoning”
English → English (gcide) Definition: Tortuous Tortuous \Tor"tu*ous\, a. [OE. tortuos, L. tortuosus, fr. tortus a twisting, winding, fr. torquere, tortum, to twist: cf. F. tortueux. See Torture.] 1. Bent in different directions; wreathed; twisted; winding; as, a tortuous train; a tortuous leaf or corolla. [1913 Webster] The badger made his dark and tortuous hole on the side of every hill where the copsewood grew thick. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Deviating from rectitude; indirect; erroneous; deceitful. [1913 Webster] That course became somewhat lesstortuous, when the battle of the Boyne had cowed the spirit of the Jakobites. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 3. Injurious: tortious. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 4. (Astrol.) Oblique; -- applied to the six signs of the zodiac (from Capricorn to Gemini) which ascend most rapidly and obliquely. [Obs.] --Skeat. [1913 Webster] Infortunate ascendent tortuous. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] --Tor"tu*ous*ly, adv. -- Tor"tu*ous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]


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