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knotty

adjective (COMPLICATED)    /ˈnɒt.i/ US  /ˈnɑː.t̬i/ informal
(of a problem or difficulty ) complicated and difficult to solve : That's rather a knotty question .Complicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand
(Definition of knotty adjective (COMPLICATED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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