knotted snarled snarly
entangled entangled adj. 1. in a confused mass. Contrasted with {untangled}. [Narrower terms: {afoul(postnominal), foul, fouled}; {knotted, snarled, snarly}; {matted}; {rootbound}; {intertwined}]

Syn: tangled. [WordNet 1.5]

2. deeply involved especially in something problematic; as, entangled in the conflict.

Syn: embroiled. [WordNet 1.5]

3. constrained by or as if by a convoluted rope or net; ensnared. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • entangled — adj. 1. in a confused mass. Contrasted with {untangled}. [Narrower terms: {afoul(postnominal), foul, fouled}; {knotted, snarled, snarly}; {matted}; {rootbound}; {intertwined}] Syn: tangled. [WordNet 1.5] 2. deeply involved especially in something …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intertwined — entangled entangled adj. 1. in a confused mass. Contrasted with {untangled}. [Narrower terms: {afoul(postnominal), foul, fouled}; {knotted, snarled, snarly}; {matted}; {rootbound}; {intertwined}] Syn: tangled. [WordNet 1.5] 2. deeply involved… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • matted — entangled entangled adj. 1. in a confused mass. Contrasted with {untangled}. [Narrower terms: {afoul(postnominal), foul, fouled}; {knotted, snarled, snarly}; {matted}; {rootbound}; {intertwined}] Syn: tangled. [WordNet 1.5] 2. deeply involved… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rootbound — entangled entangled adj. 1. in a confused mass. Contrasted with {untangled}. [Narrower terms: {afoul(postnominal), foul, fouled}; {knotted, snarled, snarly}; {matted}; {rootbound}; {intertwined}] Syn: tangled. [WordNet 1.5] 2. deeply involved… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snarl — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, to trap, entangle, probably frequentative of snaren to snare Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to cause to become knotted and intertwined ; tangle 2. to make excessively complicated intransitive verb to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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