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Definition of Tortuous

Tortuous
Tortuous Tor"tu*ous, a. [OE. tortuos, L. tortuosus, fr. tortus a twisting, winding, fr. torquere, tortum, to twist: cf. F. tortueux. See Torture.] 1. Bent in different directions; wreathed; twisted; winding; as, a tortuous train; a tortuous train; a tortuous leaf or corolla. The badger made his dark and tortuous hole on the side of every hill where the copsewood grew thick. --Macaulay. 2. Fig.: Deviating from rectitude; indirect; erroneous; deceitful. That course became somewhat lesstortuous, when the battle of the Boyne had cowed the spirit of the Jakobites. --Macaulay. 3. Injurious: tortious. [Obs.] 4. (Astrol.) Oblique; -- applied to the six signs of the zodiac (from Capricorn to Gemini) which ascend most rapidly and obliquely. [Obs.] --Skeat. Infortunate ascendent tortuous. --Chaucer. --Tor"tu*ous*ly, adv. -- Tor"tu*ous*ness, n.

Meaning of Tortuous from wikipedia

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- day. She described the writing process as being "equally enjoyable and tortuous", feeling that its difficulty contributed to its success. In April 2013...
- sessions as "falling within a difficult period" and Waters found them "tortuous". Gilmour was more interested in improving the band's existing material...
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