What does convoluted mean?

Definitions for convoluted
ˈkɒn vəˌlu tɪdcon·vo·lut·ed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. convolute, convoluted(adj)

    rolled longitudinally upon itself

    "a convolute petal"

  2. Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous(adj)

    highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious

    "the Byzantine tax structure"; "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "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"

Wiktionary

  1. convoluted(Adjective)

    Having numerous overlapping coils or folds.

  2. convoluted(Adjective)

    Complex, intricate or complicated.

    He gave a convoluted explanation that amounted to little more than a weak excuse for his absence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convoluted(adj)

    having convolutions

  2. Convoluted(adj)

    folded in tortuous windings

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of convoluted in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of convoluted in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of convoluted in a Sentence

  1. Jeffery Isaacs:

    Bank of America's structure is so convoluted and Byzantine that looking from the outside it is very hard to identify the correct corporate parties.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    I was secured under my personal credit and it was in conjunction with the Republican Party, and every month, I would go through the bills and if there was something on there, I'd pay it to American Express, and if it was the party's, the party paid for it, and the media convoluted all of this and it creates these stories.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    I don't think the science is clear of what percentage is man-made and what percentage is natural. It's convoluted, for the people to say the science is decided on this is really arrogant, to be honest with you.

  4. Lee Hsien Yang:

    LHL (Lee Hsien Loong) has made convoluted, ultimately false claims about Lee Kuan Yew's wishes. LHL is trying to suggest that because LKY signed some renovation plans in early 2012, he was open to preservation of the house.

  5. Henry Connelly:

    Once again, the Trump White House is tip-toeing around big pharma with a spectacularly pinched and convoluted proposal that excludes insulin and has no actual implementation date.

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