- of, relating to, or resembling a labyrinth.
- complicated; tortuous: the labyrinthine byways of modern literature.
Also lab·y·rin·thi·an [lab-uh-rin-thee-uh n] /ˌlæb əˈrɪn θi ən/, lab·y·rin·thic.
Origin of labyrinthine
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Examples from the Web for labyrinthic
The anterior part is broken up into a kind of labyrinthic network.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour
Dark night, wild raging weather, labyrinthic roads worn knee-deep.
The man never faltered in his labour any more than his reasoning wavered in its labyrinthic course to its conclusions.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)
Henry Osborn Taylor
The army moved in Dædalian march; it was at times sinuous with labyrinthic movement to the sound of drums and the roar of bugles.The Goddess of Atvatabar
William R. Bradshaw
The dear old woman who asked that lived here, and we searched through the labyrinthic courtyards to find her, but failed.Things as They Are
labyrinthian (ˌlæbəˈrɪnθɪən) or labyrinthic (ˌlæbəˈrɪnθɪk)
- of or relating to a labyrinth
- resembling a labyrinth in complexity
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Word Origin and History for labyrinthic
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- Of, relating to, resembling, or constituting a labyrinth.
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