Complete Definition of "tortuous"

English

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/ˈtɔːʧuəs/, SAMPA|/"tO:[email protected]/
(General American|US) IPA|/ˈtɔɹʧuəs/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/

Adjective
en-adj

  1. twisted|Twisted; having many turns; convoluted.

#* 2007 October 6, “Slogging on the Home Front”, editorial in w:The New York Times|The New York Times,
#*: It still takes almost half a year for the average veteran’s claim for disability benefits to be decided in a tortuous process that can involve four separate hearings.

Usage notes
This term has strongly negative connotations, perhaps transferred from the similar-sounding adjective torturous.

Translations

Italian: contorto
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Japanese: JAchar|曲がりくねった (まがりくねった, magarikunetta)

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