knotty (Meaning)

Wordnet

knotty (s)

making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe

used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots

highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious

tangled in knots or snarls

Webster

knotty (superl.)

Full of knots; knotted; having many knots; as, knotty timber; a knotty rope.

Hard; rugged; as, a knotty head.

Difficult; intricate; perplexed.

knotty Sentence Examples

  1. The sailor tied the boat's rope into a knotty mess, making it difficult to untie.
  2. The intricate Celtic knotwork adorned the pendant, giving it a knotty appearance.
  3. The old oak tree had a gnarled and knotty trunk, bearing witness to its long life.
  4. The problem proved to be knotty, requiring considerable effort and ingenuity to solve.
  5. The child's hair was a tangled knotty mess after a day of playing outdoors.
  6. The fisherman's knotty hands, calloused from years of hauling in nets, spoke of his arduous work.
  7. The knotty pine paneling in the cabin created a warm and rustic atmosphere.
  8. The mystery surrounding the missing artifact was knotty and seemed impossible to unravel.
  9. The negotiations between the two parties were knotty and protracted, with no easy solution in sight.
  10. The surgeon carefully tied a knotty suture to secure the incision, ensuring proper healing.

FAQs About the word knotty

making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe, used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots, highly complex or intricate

complex, complicate, complicated, sophisticated, tangled,intricate, involved, labyrinthine, difficult,convoluted

plain, plain, simple, uncomplicated, simplistic, simplistic, uncomplicated, simple, uniform, simplified

The sailor tied the boat's rope into a knotty mess, making it difficult to untie.

The intricate Celtic knotwork adorned the pendant, giving it a knotty appearance.

The old oak tree had a gnarled and knotty trunk, bearing witness to its long life.

The problem proved to be knotty, requiring considerable effort and ingenuity to solve.