Synonym of tortuous

Alternative for tortuous

Adjective

Full of twists and turns
twisting winding serpentine meandering sinuous curving bending convoluted curvy indirect twisted zigzag circuitous crooked curved devious snaky bent coiling looping mazy snaking twisty undulating anfractuous crazy curled curling deviating flexuous labyrinthine rambling spiraling spiralling wandering windy involute meandrous vermiculate roundabout turning zigzagging bendy ambiguous serpentiform oblique circular involved intricate irregular excursive spiral coiled discursive jagged awry erratic twisting and turning gyrating wriggly complicated full of twists and turns contorted distorted straying lopsided divergent digressive curvilinear errant askew sinuate ogee wavy obscure out-of-the-way circumlocutory knurly tortile evasive periphrastic obliquitous vagrant implied ambagious long-winded collateral meandry writhing entwined snakelike bowed arched hooked warped wavering slinky wry lithe deviative flowing jointed articulated rounded sweeping loopy curvilineal wiggly tacking squiggly bowing arching twining veering warping wrenched twined asymmetric asymmetrical remote detouring digressory misleading confusing removed confounding digressing diverting gnarled braided tangled wound knotty uneven unsymmetrical oscillating transverse fluctuating inclined waggling serrated crinkled sloping diagonal kinky crippled catawampus topsy-turvy incurving angular screwy agee kinked circumlocutionary aslant slanting slanted skewed tilted non-linear tipping slantwise swirling atilt circling corkscrew desultory leaping digressionary digressional maundering pitched taking the long way listing cock-a-hoop diffuse lengthy parenthetical tangent aberrant aberrative tangential excursional excursionary heteroclite travelling traveling roaming nomadic back road winding around long way going around long way around by way of deviant backhanded sidelong long-drawn-out unforeseen eventual subsidiary long understood sinister sneaking duplicitous underhand inferred unplanned sneaky tacit hinted at long way home

Adjective

Artful or crafty

Adjective

Detailed and complicated in design and planning, involving many carefully arranged elements
labyrinthine complex convoluted involved tangled complicated intricate elaborate knotty puzzling Byzantine perplexing confusing Daedalian involute baffling baroque bewildering byzantine complicate confused daedal entangled Gordian impenetrable inextricable labyrinthian mazelike mystifying sophisticated thorny winding involuted mazy labyrinthal labyrinthial labyrinthic labyrinthical labyrinthiform obscure difficult serpentine hard detailed tricky unfathomable jumbled fiddly fancy mixed problematical abstruse problematic mixed up cryptic recondite inscrutable undecipherable enigmatic interlaced chaotic mixed-up devious circuitous drawn-out long-drawn-out heterogeneous multifarious variegated messy troublesome awkward maze-like cumbersome muddled ravelled tough ramified dense knotted raveled high-tech hi-tech Daedalean difficult to understand full of twists and turns plotty long-winded scrambled intertwined interwoven taxing composite manifold compounded miscellaneous multiform conglomerate multiplex motley mosaic mingled multiple compound arduous insoluble unanswerable sinuous twisted ornate rococo multifaceted nuanced effortful uphill reticular terrible formidable can of worms thorough painstaking particularized extensive particular full studied exact precise perfected laboured careful minute skillful prodigious labored circumstantial skilful imposing gingerbread refined overworked many-faceted particularised overdone highly wrought high tech blow-by-blow meticulous exhaustive complete comprehensive delicate in-depth accurate deep advanced specific subtle scrupulous explicit rigorous close sweeping itemized serious all-inclusive fine methodical all-embracing demanding intensive profound challenging encyclopedic itemised exquisite encyclopaedic incomprehensible confounding mind-bending elaborated radical seriatim punctilious thoroughgoing strict fastidious heavy searching systematic sedulous total dainty all-encompassing widespread strenuous nice finicky hairsplitting esoteric fathomless definite gnarly layered inordinate state-of-the-art clever gimmicky new drastic developed faithful selective insolvable enumerated extreme revolutionary intrinsic topical in depth point-by-point daunting operose spiny hairy profuse abundant plentiful lavish rich copious ample stage by stage step by step at length major appropriate actual dark liberal sufficient elite personal immediate disconcerting perfect experienced satisfying concentrated intense weighty murky hidden concealed elegant finical faultless exclusive high-level higher-level in detail broad-ranging uncanny worrying firsthand direct penetrating unintelligible abstract unclear all-out concerted fine-drawn persnickety superior finicking orderly finespun nifty mind-boggling inexplicable top-level absolute essential elemental vigorous all-absorbing untold ambiguous above one's head hard to solve vexing beyond comprehension rambling beyond one's grasp enigmatical unsolvable hard to explain mysterious paradoxical hazy mystical thought-provoking opaque over one's head ultra-fine hairline dead on winning unerring incorrupted well-crafted consummate intimate special categorical unqualified critical assiduous conscientious clocklike specialised specialized as clear as mud hard to understand first-hand explosive heavy-duty violent vehement excruciating vicious fearsome hellacious ghastly high-pressure fierce dreadful determined blistering furious resolute keen acute ferocious almighty fearful frightful well-made well-executed out-and-out persistent accelerated fast severe insistent speeded-up polished compendious cyclopedic efficient embracive panoramic inclusive omnibus universal leaving no stone unturned cover-all all-in broad-gauge broad-gauged

Adjective

Severe and difficult to cope with
harsh severe austere grim hard harrowing stark bad burdensome comfortless grievous inhospitable onerous oppressive wretched bleak disagreeable inhuman intolerable rough rugged spartan stringent tough trying bare-bones barren bitter crushing desolate excruciating grinding hostile insufferable overwhelming searing Spartan unbearable unendurable unfriendly unpleasant wearing difficult torturous arduous agonizing strenuous agonising heavy exacting ponderous rigorous brutal uphill challenging toilsome hellish demanding painful extreme fierce gruelling effortful grueling laborious tedious formidable wearisome testing bruising taxing backbreaking wearying punishing forbidding stiff exhausting fatiguing stressful intense herculean back-breaking daunting distressing troublesome ambitious murderous bothersome tiring thorny debilitating weighty draining unsparing tiresome operose galling toilful killer labored sapping tall moiling sweaty Herculean energy-consuming painstaking laboured mighty unforgiving cruel colossal titanic upstream intimidating cumbersome unremitting vigorous unyielding solemn hairy gargantuan hellacious uncomfortable killing tormenting knackering unrelenting immoderate contrived awkward artificial leaden forced savage racking torturing immense impossible imperious raging wrenching merciless tortured crippling staggering gigantic prohibitive really hard very hard backbreaker exigent awful scabrous jarring shattering depleting distressful serious discomforting slavish difficile tearing violent suffering vehement disturbing struggling Augean tough going unreasonable exorbitant excessive unfair hardhanded steep terrible hefty thoroughgoing major sombre dire somber dour dogged irksome grave slow relentless boring enervating straitened inexorable stern exerting tormentous anguishing disastrous sober calamitous biting ominous worksome problematic hard-won no picnic not easy ferocious dicey hazardous easier said than done nerve-racking high-impact torturesome drudgy vicious marathon troubling unnerving high-pressure problem sticky like getting blood out of a stone almighty uphill battle strained clumsy acute hurtful afflicting heartrending heartbreaking piercing exquisite gut-wrenching heart-rending affected overdone studied worrying inept unnatural overwrought maladroit persnickety pressing tricky time-consuming pick-and-shovel strict draconian tyrannical despotic authoritarian dictatorial autocratic domineering overbearing drastic repressive rigid high-handed tyrannous peremptory absolute heavy-handed authoritative swingeing overweening ruthless bossy undemocratic critical inflexible masterful anti-democratic arbitrary iron-fisted punitive totalitarian tyrannic forceful uncompromising sharp pitiless magisterial autocratical coercive illiberal autarchic inordinate firm iron-handed unbending unfavorable unfavourable strong uninviting radical unwelcoming dismal dogmatic gloomy depressing negative outrageous adverse cheerless doctrinaire substantial arrogant commanding disparaging hard-line extravagant intemperate dark dominating wild bare harmful flinty hypercritical superincumbent disapproving far-reaching monocratic carping discouraging mean dreadful ironhanded great censuring derogatory cutting tsarist czarist demeaning cynical dreary haughty officious threatening desperate dangerous extortionate pushy hard to please dominant imperative inclement high and mighty stormy suppressive undue unsympathetic unjust sky-high momentous intractable unconscionable unmerciful disciplinarian profound cavilling complicated towering nasty summary baroque devilish turbulent vexatious hardheaded uninhabitable overextravagant overmuch overdue insane plethoric antagonistic tumultuous ramrod untoward perfectionist brassbound injurious inimical menacing obdurate intensive judgmental fussy lordly miserable consequential fault-finding one-party disheartening uncomforting sarcastic belittling condemning satirical godforsaken quibbling foreboding joyless confining sinister significant hairsplitting caviling faultfinding overscrupulous clamorous nagging penetrating egregious cast-iron insistent cavillous downright subjugating controlling over-censorious over-particular Neronian hard-nosed censorious peracute assertive perilous caustic over the top utter over-exacting flagrant thorough gross preposterous out-and-out cocky sheer egotistic precarious imperial very bad whopping brusque sweeping abusive fascist high penal drear cold all-powerful unkind barbarous inflated constraining prohibiting restrictive exploitive governing solid poor damaging cursing absolutist fascistic iniquitous empty lonely uncontrolled unaccountable unconstitutional single-party very severe wounding insensitive tactless bullying sterile tempestuous forlorn dramatic unlimited sharp-tongued overpowering intransigent thoughtless inconsiderate complex confused concentrated abstruse te recondite knotty dystopian drab unpermissive undiplomatic bungling hard-hitting throwing one's weight about considerable life-threatening pushing driving czarlike stinging burning consuming blistering worrisome overstrict sadistic OTT low cramped inconvenient pounding bullish headstrong ordering aggressive powerful bidding ugly mortal willful wilful not comfortable robust gaunt regnant insolent strong-willed pushful a nuisance dogmatical sobering big heightened an imposition pompous crack-the-whip dictative proud hectic unhelpful in driver's seat on high horse crack the whip carking unfortunate pedantic captious throwing weight around zealous unmitigated remorseless unusual exaggerated exceptional plain undermining disobliging invalidating contrary obstructive fanatical pernickety frightful horrible horrendous disadvantageous horrifying unconventional overkill uncommon remarkable unseemly frantic chaotic unadorned discrediting imprudent nonsensical fabulous lavish fancy irrational improper active eventful frenzied frenetic lively fearsome ghastly unwelcome inauspicious simple hair-splitting picky corrosive abrasive offensive destructive hopeless discommodious morose glum objectionable gray black direful doleful grey terrifying disquieting frightening too much unembellished undecorated implacable restless energetic O.T.T. out of proportion unpropitious woeful ill-fated hard-pressed lurid shadowy undesirable troubled full of hardship doubtful mournful ill-omened treacherous ill-boding chilling parlous nightmarish upsetting messy jeopardous morbid apocalyptic rocky sad overparticular pass-remarkable meticulous punctilious rejective fastidious finicky nit-picking humourless sedate humorless staid sobersided importunate obstinate flustering animated madhouse tireless full riotous furious bustling dispiriting depressive headache scolding diagnostic niggling discriminating analytical nitpicking judgy exceptive reproachful trenchant contemptuous overnice withering humbling calumniatory discerning lowering critic particular choleric unsmiling no-nonsense uncomic astringent overexacting unmanageable unamenable unaccommodating querulous fractious complete total unqualified full on unruly spirited rowdy busy action-packed bumpy raucous au naturel no-frills overcritical rough going needy possessive sticklerish stubborn unflinching rank right maximum utmost unadulterated deep veritable thundering ultimate proper pure supreme tremendous unalloyed uber arrant po-faced hair-raising high-maintenance over-rigorous over-strict hard to satisfy more than one can bear more than flesh and blood can stand

Adjective

Abounding in words, containing more words than necessary
verbose circuitous circumlocutory diffuse garrulous long-winded orotund pleonastic prolix voluble windy wordy babbling blathering expansive gushing jabbering lengthy prating prattling indirect periphrastic protracted rambling tautological convoluted digressive discursive meandering mouthy wandering big-mouthed effusive gabby gassy gobby logorrheic loquacious multiloquent multiloquous redundant repetitious talkative talky wittering yakking ambagious bombastic flowery fustian grandiloquent involved logorrhoeic magniloquent palaverous pompous pretentious repeating repetitive rhetorical tautologous tedious yacking full of air having kissed the Blarney stone with the gift of the gab long-drawn-out turgid chatty inflated roundabout prolonged circumlocutionary overlong flatulent sesquipedalian empty boastful maundering waffly oblique circumlocutional circumlocuitous circumlocutious tiresome long full of verbiage wearisome boring interminable gossipy conversational chattering glib communicative fluent articulate profuse drawn-out chattery motormouthed blabby eloquent verbal loose-lipped dragged out extended gossiping gibbering slick smooth dragging vocal spun out loose full of hot air dull having kissed the blarney stone able to talk the hind legs off a donkey alliterative ponderous lengthened prosy diffusive padded elongate elongated silver-tongued endless marathon unending copious loudmouthed time-consuming rattling longish lingering sustained slow lasting great delayed running superfluous iterative oratorical vague waffling over-talkative disquisitional laborious reiterating forthcoming outspoken outgoing drivellous very long motormouth noisy king-size oversized king-sized excessively communicative open unreserved random lavish exuberant bigmouthed vociferous king size running on having kissed the Blarney Stone desultory rhapsodic lyrical excursive leaping digressionary digressional blessed with the gift of the gab perissological stale prosing flat commonplace pedestrian windbag spreading free musing erratic broad deviating roaming roving informal monotonous unimaginative prosaic uninteresting humdrum never-ending all jaw big mouthed drawn out stretched out spun-out long-lived dragged-out far long-lasting long-term remote stretching enduring far-off stretched extensive towering tall deep stretch expanded lanky outstretched gangling enlarged strung out rangy distant lofty faraway stringy continued high far-reaching overextended tardy late boundless dilatory limitless seemingly endless spread out cogent for ages forever and a day without end coherent effortless persuasive illuminating vivid well-versed natural well-spoken expressive facile smooth-spoken mellifluous cursive prompt confident mellifluent smooth-tongued quick disputatious self-assured declamatory assured

Antonym of tortuous

tortuous Idiom, Proverb

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