Definitions for gordian

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gordian(adj)

    extremely intricate; usually in phrase `Gordian knot'

Wiktionary

  1. Gordian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Gordium, capital of Phrygia (now Yassihu00FCyu00FCk in Turkey).

  2. Gordian(Adjective)

    Of the Gordian knot.

  3. Gordian(Adjective)

    Twisted; convoluted; tied as a knot.

  4. Origin: From Gordium, derived from Greek Γορδιον (Gordion), the capital city of ancient Phrygia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gordian(adj)

    pertaining to Gordius, king of Phrygia, or to a knot tied by him; hence, intricate; complicated; inextricable

  2. Gordian(adj)

    pertaining to the Gordiacea

  3. Gordian(noun)

    one of the Gordiacea

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gero Neugebauer:

    It is now up to Merkel to cut the Gordian knot and give a clear signal internally and externally that Germany cannot take in refugees without limits, and that she is still the mistress of the house.

  2. Megan Greene:

    Syriza and its creditors are stuck in a Gordian Knot, and both sides will need to cave on something. Neither Greece Greece nor Greece Greece creditors want Greece Greece to default or exit the eurozone, so a compromise will probably be found.

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