Definition of plotty in English:



  • (of a novel, play, or film) having an excessively elaborate or complicated plot.

    ‘in as plotty a play as this, the background story remains elusive to the last’
    • ‘The film does lean heavily on its plotty mechanics.’
    • ‘It's a disappointing scene, I think, because we're in the middle where nothing plotty is happening.’
    • ‘It was, for want of a better word, plotty in silly ways - nothing felt like it happened.’
    • ‘At these moments, the film, which is mostly a plotty and deeply self-admiring tale about British code-breakers during WWII, turns funny, even witty.’
    complicated, complex, involved, intricate, elaborate, impenetrable, serpentine, labyrinthine, tortuous, tangled, byzantine, daedalian, gordian
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