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Definition 1: in a confused mass - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where tangled or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pushed back her tangled hair
  • the tangled ropes

(tangled is similar to ...) especially of a ship's lines etc

"with its sails afoul" "a foul anchor"

(tangled is similar to ...) caught as if in a mesh

"enmeshed in financial difficulties"

(tangled is similar to ...) twisted together in a tangled mass

"toiled through entangled growths of mesquite"

(tangled is similar to ...) tangled in knots or snarls

"a mass of knotted string" "snarled thread"

(tangled is similar to ...) tangled in a dense mass

"tried to push through the matted undergrowth"

(tangled is similar to ...) having the roots matted or densely tangled

"shaggy untended lawns of old trees and rootbound scented flowers and shrubs"

(tangled is similar to ...) twisted together; as of filaments spun into a thread

"thrown silk is raw silk that has been twisted and doubled into yarn"

Definition 2: highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tangled or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Byzantine tax structure
  • Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship
  • convoluted legal language
  • convoluted reasoning
  • the plot was too involved
  • a knotty problem
  • got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering
  • Oh, what a tangled web we weave
  • tortuous legal procedures
  • tortuous negotiations lasting for months

Synonyms for tangled in the sense of this definition

(tangled is similar to ...) complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts

"a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody" "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"

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