convoluted [ kon-v uh-loo-tid] Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com twisted; coiled. complicated; intricately involved: a convoluted way of describing a simple device. Related forms con·vo·lut·ed·ly, adjective con·vo·lut·ed·ness, noun un·con·vo·lut·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for convolutedness (esp of meaning, style, etc) difficult to comprehend; involved wound together; coiled Derived Forms convolutedly, adverb convolutedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for convolutedness convoluted adj.
1811, past participle adjective from verb
convolute (1690s), from Latin convolutus, past participle of convolvere (see convolution); or perhaps a back-formation from convolution. French has convoluté (18c.), in form a past participle adjective, without the verb.
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