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tortuous

adjective     /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.ComplexityDifficult to understand tortuously     /-li/ adverb ComplexityDifficult to understandBending, twisting and curving tortuousness     /-nəs/ noun [U] ComplexityDifficult to understandBending, twisting and curving
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