labyrinthine
I adjective ambagious, ambagitory, baffling, bewildering, chaotic, circuitous, complex, complicated, confounding, confusing, crooked, deviating, difficult, digressive, entangled, excursive, flexuous, full of curves, full of turns, impeditus, indirect, inextricabilis, intricate, involute, involuted, involved, jumbled, labyrinthian, labyrinthic, mazy, meandering, mixed up, muddled, mystifying, oblique, perplexing, perplexus, puzzling, rambling, raveled, roundabout, serpentine, sinuous, snarled, tangled, tortuous, twisted, twisting, wandering, winding II index circuitous, complex, devious, difficult, indirect, inextricable, sinuous, tortuous (bending)

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  • Labyrinthine — Lab y*rin thine, a. Pertaining to, or like, a labyrinth; labyrinthal; labyrinthian. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • labyrinthine — 1630s; see LABYRINTH (Cf. labyrinth) + INE (Cf. ine) (1). Earlier adjective forms were labyrinthian (1580s); labyrinthial (1540s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • labyrinthine — [adj] mazelike complex, convoluted, elaborate, intricate, mazy, meandering, serpentine, sinuous, tangled, tortuous, twisting, wandering, winding, zigzag; concept 436 Ant. simple, straight, straightforward …   New thesaurus

  • labyrinthine — [lab΄ə rin′thin, lab΄ə rin′thēn΄, lab΄ə rin′thīn΄] adj. 1. of or constituting a labyrinth 2. like a labyrinth; intricate; complicated; puzzling: also labyrinthian [lab΄ə rin′thē ən] or labyrinthic …   English World dictionary

  • labyrinthine — [[t]læ̱bɪrɪ̱nθaɪn[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe a place as labyrinthine, you mean that it is like a labyrinth. [FORMAL] The streets of the Old City are narrow and labyrinthine. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe a situation …   English dictionary

  • labyrinthine — adjective 1) labyrinthine corridors Syn: mazelike, winding, twisting, serpentine, meandering, wandering, rambling 2) a labyrinthine system Syn: complicated, intricate, complex, involved …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • labyrinthine — adjective 1. relating to or affecting or originating in the inner ear labyrinthine deafness • Pertains to noun: ↑labyrinth 2. resembling a labyrinth in form or complexity a labyrinthine network of tortuous footpaths • Syn: ↑labyrinthian, ↑ma …   Useful english dictionary

  • labyrinthine — adjective Date: 1632 1. of, relating to, or resembling a labyrinth ; intricate, involved 2. of, relating to, affecting, or originating in the internal ear < labyrinthine lesions > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • labyrinthine — labyrinthically, adv. /lab euh rin thin, theen/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a labyrinth. 2. complicated; tortuous: the labyrinthine byways of modern literature. Also, labyrinthian /lab euh rin thee euhn/, labyrinthic. [1740 50;… …   Universalium

  • labyrinthine — Relating to any labyrinth. * * * lab·y·rin·thine rin(t) thən; rin .thīn, .thēn adj of, relating to, affecting, or originating in the inner ear <human labyrinthine lesions> * * * lab·y·rin·thine (lab″ə rinґthēn) pertaining to …   Medical dictionary

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