knotty Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"knotty" in British English

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knottyadjective

uk   /ˈnɒt.i/  us   /ˈnɑː.t̬i/

knotty adjective (COMPLICATED)

informal (of a ​problem or ​difficulty) ​complicated and ​difficult to ​solve: It was a very knotty ​problem.

knotty adjective (WOOD)

with a lot of ​knots: a knotty ​piece of ​wood
(Definition of knotty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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knottyadjective

 us   /ˈnɑt̬·i/
(of a ​tree or ​piece of ​wood) ​covered with hard, ​darkareas where ​branches were ​joined to the ​tree: knotty ​pine
(Definition of knotty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “knotty”
in Chinese (Simplified) 复杂的, 错综复杂的, 难于解决的,棘手的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 複雜的, 錯綜複雜的, 難於解決的,棘手的…
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