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tortuous

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtortuoustor‧tu‧ous /ˈtɔːtʃuəs $ ˈtɔːr-/ adjective  1 SGBENDa tortuous path, stream, road etc has a lot of bends in it and is therefore difficult to travel along a tortuous path over the mountains to Kandahar2 COMPLICATEDcomplicated and long and therefore confusing The book begins with a long, tortuous introduction.tortuously adverb
Examples from the Corpus
tortuousYour progress is slow and tortuous.The legal ramifications of the Hains case are tortuous.But it has been a tortuous and cumbersome journey.His rather tortuous explanation seems to come to this.Most of the villages are accessible only by boat or along tortuous jungle trails.a tortuous mountain trailIt took six months of tortuous negotiations to reach an agreement.At last, an end to the tortuous negotiations was in sight.They walked on, wandering through a warren of tortuous passageways where the noise and stench grasped Athelstan by the throat.It was a tortuous, switchback ride.The people came from Bosanska Gradiska, 35 miles away on a twisting, tortuous track through the Snake Mountains.a twisting, tortuous track through the Snake Mountains
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