- twisted; coiled.
- complicated; intricately involved: a convoluted way of describing a simple device.
Origin of convoluted
- (esp of meaning, style, etc) difficult to comprehend; involved
- wound together; coiled
Word Origin and History for convolutedly
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.