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What is another word for knotty?

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Adjective
Tangled with knots
“Hughes lowered the rope, and Ned chopped away part of the knotty net holding the crate.”
Adjective
Having a knobbly or gnarled surface
“The 31-room lodge sits right on Lake Superior and is all Scandinavian, with hand-hewn beams, massive stone fireplaces, and guest rooms of high-gloss knotty pine.”
Adjective
Detailed and complicated in design and planning, involving many carefully arranged elements
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“The narrator's knotty and convoluted syntax wryly suggests the slightly confused tenor of Poupin's thought.”
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Requiring great skill or finesse in handling or treatment
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“The problem thus became both knotty and sensitive and it needed a delicate handling.”
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Causing bother or frustration
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Full of knots
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Difficult
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Heavy
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Ungroomed or untidy in appearance
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