Definition of involuted in English:



  • Complicated or abstruse.

    ‘his involuted prose’
    • ‘Various theories propose that it was the product of paranoid madness, the involuted working of kinship-based rivalries, or a reasoned, rational punishment of treachery.’
    • ‘I'm fascinated by how involuted discussions of race and society become.’
    • ‘Comedian and geek Samuel Johnson Danny O'Brien has put together a happening of such perfect, involuted cleverness that it takes the breath away.’
    • ‘While it is not easy to fathom the chairman's involuted public locutions, he appears to have had more than one reason for his interest rate manipulations.’
    • ‘In terms of Irish stereotypes, Beowulf seems like a Gaelic rather than a Celtic piece of art - canny, virile and earthbound rather than dreamy, spiritual and involuted.’
    abstruse, obscure, arcane, recherché, rarefied, recondite, abstract, difficult, hard, puzzling, perplexing, enigmatic, inscrutable, cryptic, delphic
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