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"
tortuous, twisting, twisty, winding, voluminous(adj)
marked by repeated turns and bends
"a tortuous road up the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to steer the car down a twisty track"
"his tortuous reasoning"
Twisted; having many turns; convoluted.
bent in different directions; wreathed; twisted; winding; as, a tortuous train; a tortuous train; a tortuous leaf or corolla
fig.: Deviating from rectitude; indirect; erroneous; deceitful
oblique; -- applied to the six signs of the zodiac (from Capricorn to Gemini) which ascend most rapidly and obliquely
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tor′tū-us, adj. twisted, winding: (fig.) deceitful.—adj. Tor′tuōse, twisted: wreathed: winding.—n. Tortuos′ity, state of being tortuous.—adv. Tor′tuously.—n. Tor′tuousness. [Fr.,—L. tortuosus—torquēre, tortum, to twist.]
The numerical value of tortuous in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of tortuous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5