Knottier
Knotty Knot"ty, a. [Compar. {Knottier}; superl. {Knottiest}.] 1. Full of knots; knotted; having many knots; as, knotty timber; a knotty rope. [1913 Webster]

2. Hard; rugged; as, a knotty head. [R.] --Rewe. [1913 Webster]

3. Difficult; intricate; perplexed. [1913 Webster]

A knotty point to which we now proceed --Pope. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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