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Synonyms of knotty in English:


  • 1 a knotty legal problem
    complex, complicated, involved, intricate, convoluted, involuted;
    difficult, hard, thorny, taxing, awkward, tricky, problematic, troublesome
    [Antonyms] straightforward, simple
  • 2 knotty roots
    gnarled, knotted, knurled, nodular, knobbly, lumpy, bumpy
  • 3 a knotty piece of thread
    knotted, tangled, tangly, twisted, entangled, snarled, matted
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