convoluted

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Etymology[edit]

convolute +‎ -d.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɑːnvəˌluːtəd/
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Adjective[edit]

convoluted (comparative more convoluted, superlative most convoluted)

  1. Having numerous overlapping coils or folds.
  2. Complex, intricate or complicated.
    He gave a convoluted explanation that amounted to little more than a weak excuse for his absence.
    • 2018 July 25, A. A. Dowd, “Fallout may be the Most Breathlessly Intense Mission: Impossible Adventure Yet”, in The A.V. Club[1], archived from the original on 31 July 2018:
      The plots of Mission: Impossible movies tend to be convoluted but negligible, really only there to provide connective tissue between jaw-dropping set pieces.

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