Synonyms for tortuous

Grammar : Adj
Spell : tawr-choo-uhs
Phonetic Transcription : ˈtɔr tʃu əs

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Définition of tortuous

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Anglo-French tortuous (12c.), from Latin tortuosus "full of twists, winding," from tortus "a twisting, winding," from stem of torquere "to twist, wring, distort" (see thwart).
  • adj very twisted
  • adj complicated
Example sentences :
  • The principle of nationality is emerging from the tortuous confusion of the ages.
  • Extract from : « Mountain Meditations » by L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • Dick, will you tell me what I do know, if I do not read every turn and trick of their tortuous nature?
  • Extract from : « Lord Kilgobbin » by Charles Lever
  • The Fortymile is a very picturesque but most tortuous river.
  • Extract from : « Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled » by Hudson Stuck
  • Vermicular: worm-like, tortuous: resembling the tracks of a worm.
  • Extract from : « Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology » by John. B. Smith
  • There was a winding stair of stone, narrow and tortuous, in one corner of the tower.
  • Extract from : « The Golden Dog » by William Kirby
  • As Lafayette said, America was far away and the politics of Europe were tortuous.
  • Extract from : « Lafayette » by Martha Foote Crow
  • Its course was tortuous, winding in the shape of the letter S.
  • Extract from : « The Watchers of the Plains » by Ridgewell Cullum
  • Along the tortuous course of that stream she knew a hundred hiding-places.
  • Extract from : « The Huntress » by Hulbert Footner
  • The zig-zags or tortuous trenches in the approach of a besieger.
  • Extract from : « The Sailor's Word-Book » by William Henry Smyth
  • The road was tortuous, and wound round a jutting point of rock.
  • Extract from : « Rookwood » by William Harrison Ainsworth

Antonyms for tortuous

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