- 1(Especially of an argument, story, or sentence) extremely complex and difficult to follow: its convoluted narrative encompasses all manner of digressionsMore example sentences
- When Douglas's character smells a rat, the convoluted thriller plot is set in motion.
- Make sure you stay away from long, convoluted arguments that demand intense concentration to follow.
- Another problem is that the convoluted narrative constantly conflicts with itself and could never actually add up in real life.
- 2chiefly • technical Intricately folded, twisted, or coiled: walnuts come in hard and convoluted shellsMore example sentences
- He was fully aware he was dreaming, but remained deep within the convoluted folds of his subconscious.
- The broken remains of the engine room form a short but convoluted route past twisted girders and scattered machinery.
- There was a convoluted tangle of coloured threads around you, some of which seemed to be paths.
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- This is Jim Hightower saying… How convolutedly convenient!
- So the convolutedly titled Mitsubishi Evolution VIII MR FQ400 is an astounding proposition.
- ‘Pivotal’ is the same song, only minor-keyed and more convolutedly structured.
late 18th century: past participle of convolute, from Latin convolutus, past participle of convolvere 'roll together, intertwine' (see convolve).