knotty (comparative knottier, superlative knottiest)

  1. Full of knots.
    knotty pine
    • 1610-11, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act I Scene 2
      If thou murmur'st, I will rend an oak
      And peg thee in his knotty entrails till
      Thou hast howl'd away twelve winters.
  2. Complicated or tricky; complex; difficult.
    Synonyms: intricate, thorny
    a knotty problem
  • Italian: nodoso
  • Russian: сучкова́тый
  • Spanish: nudoso
  • Russian: запу́танный

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