Synonyms of knotty in English:

knotty


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adjective

1‘a knotty legal problem’

SYNONYMS
complex, complicated, involved, intricate, convoluted, Byzantine, tangled, tortuous
difficult, hard, thorny, taxing, awkward, tricky, problematic, troublesome, perplexing, baffling, mystifying, obscure, unfathomable, unanswerable, insoluble, impenetrable
formal involute, involuted
ANTONYMS

straightforward, simple

2‘knotty roots of gorse bushes’

SYNONYMS
gnarled, knotted, knurled, nodular, knobbly, lumpy, bumpy, rugged, rough, coarse
rare nodulous, nodose

3‘a knotty piece of thread’

SYNONYMS
knotted, tangled, tangly, twisted, entangled, ravelled, snarled, matted