HyperDic: knotty

English > 4 senses of the word knotty:
ADJECTIVEallknotty, baffling, elusive, problematic, problematical, toughmaking great mental demands
allknotty, gnarled, gnarly, knotted, knobbedused of old persons or old trees
allknotty, Byzantine, convoluted, involved, tangled, tortuoushighly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
allknotty, snarled, snarlytangled in knots or snarls
knotty > pronunciation
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English > knotty: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmaking great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe.
Example "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"
Synonymsbaffling, elusive, problematic, problematical, tough
Broaderdifficult, hardnot easy
Spanishdesconcertante, espinoso, problemático
Catalanproblemàtic
Nounsknottinesspuzzling complexity
English > knotty: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningUsed of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots.
Synonymsgnarled, gnarly, knotted, knobbed
BroadercrookedHaving or marked by bends or angles
Spanishnudoso, torcido
Catalannodós, nuós, torçat
English > knotty: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHighly complex or intricate and occasionally devious.
Example "a knotty problem"
SynonymsByzantine, convoluted, involved, tangled, tortuous
Broadercomplexcomplicated in structure
Spanishbizantino, intrincado, laberíntico, tortuoso
Nounsknottinesspuzzling complexity
English > knotty: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningtangled in knots or snarls.
Synonymssnarled, snarly
BroadertangledIn a confused mass
Spanishenmarañado, enredado
Catalanembullat, enredat
Nounsknotany of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
knotsomething twisted and tight and swollen

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