Share this entry
labyrinthine Line breaks: laby|rin¦thine
Pronunciation: /ˌlabəˈrɪnθʌɪn/

Definition of labyrinthine in English:


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.
maze-like, winding, twisting, serpentine, meandering, wandering, rambling, mazy, sinuous, zigzag
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.

Words that rhyme with labyrinthine

Definition of labyrinthine in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Related Words