Synonyms for (adjective) convoluted

Synonyms: convoluted, Byzantine, involved, knotty, tortuous, tangled

Definition: highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious

Usage: 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

Similar words: complex

Definition: complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts

Usage: a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody; a complex mass of diverse laws and customs


Synonyms: convolute, convoluted

Definition: rolled longitudinally upon itself

Usage: a convolute petal

Similar words: coiled

Definition: curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)

Usage: a coiled snake ready to strike; the rope lay coiled on the deck