The definition of tortuous refers to something very complex and difficult to follow, or something full of twists and turns.(adjective)
An example of tortuous is an argument that is complex and challenging to follow.
See tortuous in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < Anglo-Fr < L tortuosus < tortus: see tort
See tortuous in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman
Origin: , from Latin tortuōsus
Origin: , from tortus, a twisting
Origin: , from past participle of torquēre, to twist; see terkw- in Indo-European roots.
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