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English definition of “labyrinthine”


adjective     /ˌlæb.əˈrɪn.θaɪn/ literary
describes something that has a lot of parts and is therefore confusing: Beneath the city lies a labyrinthine network of tunnels. It takes a fair amount of concentration to follow the film's labyrinthine plot.Difficult to understandComplicated and difficult to doPuzzle and confuse
(Definition of labyrinthine adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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