Meaning of “tortuous” in the English Dictionary

"tortuous" in British English

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tortuousadjective

uk /ˈtɔː.tʃu.əs/ us /ˈtɔːr.tʃu.əs/
tortuously
adverb uk /ˈtɔː.tʃu.əs.li/ us /ˈtɔːr.tʃu.əs.li/
tortuousness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈtɔː.tʃu.əs.nəs/ us /ˈtɔːr.tʃu.əs.nəs/

(Definition of “tortuous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tortuous" in American English

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tortuousadjective

us /ˈtɔr·tʃu·əs/

full of twists and turns; not straight or direct:

His so-called shortcut turned out to be tortuous and slow.

(Definition of “tortuous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)