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convoluted

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1  —as in:
convoluted thinking
Definition complex — often more complex than necessary
  • It's hard to follow her convoluted reasoning.
convoluted = very complex
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She believes in some kind of convoluted conspiracy theory.
  • convoluted = complex
  • He decided it was too convoluted to bother fixing.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • convoluted = complex
  • Have you ever listened to the way you talk? You're so frigging. . . convoluted . . . that's what you are. You talk like you were writing one of your stupid papers.
    Edward Albee  --  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • convoluted = complex (hard to understand)
  • father and son did a magnificent, convoluted black-power soul handshake called the "dap," the kind of handshake that lasts five minutes, fingers looping, thumbs up, thumbs down, index fingers collapsing, wrists snapping, bracelets tingling.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • convoluted = complicated
  • "A convoluted process," the Italian said with a laugh.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • convoluted = complex
  • My life is a convoluted web of lies.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • convoluted = complex
  • His eyes were vivid with real interest now, trying — again — to unravel the convoluted workings of my mind.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • convoluted = complex
  • Nowadays, Langdon hesitated even to mention the Knights Templar while lecturing because it invariably led to a barrage of convoluted inquiries into assorted conspiracy theories.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • convoluted = complex
  • She had such a need to believe in him that even though we corresponded at a time when I loved the multi-syllabic words and convoluted sentences she had been able to ignore the obvious.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
convoluted = complex

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2  —as in:
convoluted folds of the brain
Definition having complex coils, folds, twists, or irregularities
  • I don't know how to untie such a convoluted knot.
convoluted = having complex coils, folds,  and twists
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She had to navigate to the specific spot on the convoluted coastline.
  • convoluted = irregular
  • The cerebral cortex is highly convoluted.
  • convoluted = having complex folds and twists
  • She is studying brain convolutions and fissures.
  • convolutions = complex folds and twists
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • Doon knelt down beside a clump of stones. He ran a finger over their convoluted surface.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • convoluted = having many complicated ridges
  • It [a long strap] passed in many convolutions about my limbs and body,
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • convolutions = twists and folds
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • Grandfather's been dead for all these years, but if you lifted my skull, by God, in the convolutions of my brain you'd find the big ridges of his thumbprint.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • convolutions = twists and folds
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • If you can imagine a toadstool in joints, an interminable string of toadstools, budding and sprouting in endless convolutions—why, that is something like it.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • convolutions = complex twists and patterns
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • he held her tighter and ran the tip of his tongue along her cheek and onto the lobe of her ear and along the lovely convolutions to the sweet, firm rim at the top,
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • convolutions = curves and folds
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • Compared to the normal brain, Algernon's had decreased in weight and there was a general smoothing out of the cerebral convolutions as well as a deepening and broadening of brain fissures.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
convolutions = curves and folds
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)

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