Definition of labyrinthine in English:


Syllabification: lab·y·rin·thine
Pronunciation: /ˌlab(ə)ˈrinTHin
, ˌlab(ə)ˈrinˌTHēn
, ˌlab(ə)ˈrinˌTHīn


1(Of a network) like a labyrinth; irregular and twisting: labyrinthine streets and alleys
More example sentences
  • He had a destination in mind and he was not about to get lost in the labyrinthine alleyways and side streets.
  • Issues facing the bazaar are manifold, just like its labyrinthine alleys.
  • You are already lost in its labyrinthine alleys.
mazelike, winding, twisting, serpentine, meandering, wandering, rambling
1.1(Of a system) intricate and confusing: labyrinthine plots and counterplots
More example sentences
  • Instead of reform, the Government is building a labyrinthine system that is so complicated that even simple decisions cannot be made.
  • Truly staggering amounts of money, from a variety of well-meaning friends, disappeared into his labyrinthine system of debts, leaving nothing to show.
  • She also has one other potentially winning policy - the reform of the labyrinthine German tax system.

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