[ lab-uh-rin-thin, -theen ]
/ ˌlæb əˈrɪn θɪn, -θin /
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of, relating to, or resembling a labyrinth.
complicated; tortuous: the labyrinthine byways of modern literature.
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Also lab·y·rin·thi·an [lab-uh-rin-thee-uhn], /ˌlæb əˈrɪn θi ən/, lab·y·rin·thic.
OTHER WORDS FROM labyrinthinelab·y·rin·thi·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use labyrinthine in a sentence
Today's Internet, both more labyrinthian and better organized, offers a far greater wealth of dirty tricks.8 New Internet Sex Fads|Rachel Kramer Bussel|November 22, 2009|DAILY BEAST
It is a labyrinthian house for its size, this old English Hall,—full of perplexity.Doctor Grimshawe's Secret|Nathaniel Hawthorne
The labyrinthian mazes of the immortal mind must be explored and traced from earth to native heaven.
He taught them to explore the labyrinthian avenues of human nature—the vast circuit of their own immortal minds.
With that, Pedro bade them a fond farewell, and departed along a labyrinthian way they could not follow.Unexplored!|Allen Chaffee
I followed those tangled lines and labyrinthian ways into the vital places of our faithful vehicle.The Car That Went Abroad|Albert Bigelow Paine
British Dictionary definitions for labyrinthine
labyrinthian (ˌlæbəˈrɪnθɪən) or labyrinthic (ˌlæbəˈrɪnθɪk)
/ (ˌlæbəˈrɪnθaɪn) /
of or relating to a labyrinth
resembling a labyrinth in complexity
Derived forms of labyrinthinelabyrinthically, adverb
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