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tortuous

adjective uk   /ˈtɔː.tʃu.əs/ us    /ˈtɔːr-/
with many turns and changes of direction; not direct or simple: He took a tortuous route through back streets. The path to peace seems at last to be clear, although it may be a long and tortuous one.
tortuously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
tortuousness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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