tangled
adjective Date: 1596 1. existing in or giving the appearance of a state of utter disorder 2. very involved ; exceedingly complex

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  • tangled — tan|gled [ˈtæŋgəld ] adj also .tangled up 1.) twisted together in an untidy mass ▪ Your bedclothes are all tangled up. ▪ He had hair like tangled string. 2.) complicated or not easy to understand ▪ the tangled web of local politics ▪ tangled… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • tangled — adjective 1. in a confused mass (Freq. 5) pushed back her tangled hair the tangled ropes • Ant: ↑untangled • Similar to: ↑afoul, ↑foul, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tangled — /tang geuhld/, adj. 1. snarled, interlaced, or mixed up: tangled thread. 2. very complicated, intricate, or involved: tangled bureaucratic procedures. [1580 90; TANGLE1 + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

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