tortuous

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tor·tu·ous / ˈtôrchoōəs/ • adj. full of twists and turns: the route is remote and tortuous. ∎  excessively lengthy and complex: a tortuous argument. DERIVATIVES: tor·tu·os·i·ty / ˌtôrchoōˈäsitē/ n. (pl. -ties) tor·tu·ous·ly adv. tor·tu·ous·ness n.

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