- 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 labyrinthian
Then he retraced his labyrinthian steps in a corresponding swath.St. Cuthbert's
Robert E. Knowles
What an indescribable, unimaginable mass of labyrinthian motions must exist among these myriads of little bodies!Aether and Gravitation
William George Hooper
They hit on this plan because they feared an ambush on any of the labyrinthian trails leading off in other unexplored directions.The Gilded Man
The Polish election is the clue to the labyrinthian intrigues and royal tergiversations during the period of the interregnum.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74
John Lothrop Motley
A straight course lay open to Cutty, but he chose the labyrinthian because he was obsessed.The Drums Of Jeopardy
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 labyrinthian
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- Of, relating to, resembling, or constituting a labyrinth.
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