Synonyms for (adjective) tangled

Synonyms: tangled

Definition: in a confused mass

Usage: pushed back her tangled hair; the tangled ropes

Similar words: afoul, foul, fouled

Definition: especially of a ship's lines etc

Usage: with its sails afoul; a foul anchor


Similar words: enmeshed, intermeshed

Definition: caught as if in a mesh

Usage: enmeshed in financial difficulties


Similar words: entangled

Definition: twisted together in a tangled mass

Usage: toiled through entangled growths of mesquite


Similar words: knotty, snarled, snarly

Definition: tangled in knots or snarls

Usage: a mass of knotted string; snarled thread


Similar words: matted

Definition: tangled in a dense mass

Usage: tried to push through the matted undergrowth


Similar words: rootbound

Definition: having the roots matted or densely tangled

Usage: shaggy untended lawns of old trees and rootbound scented flowers and shrubs- William Faulkner


Similar words: thrown, thrown and twisted

Definition: twisted together; as of filaments spun into a thread

Usage: thrown silk is raw silk that has been twisted and doubled into yarn


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