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Meaning of KNOTTY

Pronunciation:  'nâtee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve; "a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home"
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots; "gnarled and knotted hands"; "a knobbed stick"

KNOTTY is a 6 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: baffling, Byzantine, complex, convoluted, crooked, difficult, gnarled, gnarly, hard, intricate, involved, knobbed, knotted, labyrinthine, problematic, problematical, tangled, tortuous



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Knot"ty\, a. [Compar. {Knottier}; superl. {Knottiest}.]
1. Full of knots; knotted; having many knots; as, knotty
   timber; a knotty rope.

2. Hard; rugged; as, a knotty head.[R.] --Rewe.

3. Difficult; intricate; perplexed.

         A knotty point to which we now proceed --Pope.

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