Synonyms of knotty in English:

knotty


See definition of knotty

adjective

1‘a knotty legal problem’

SYNONYMS

complex, complicated, involved, intricate, convoluted, Byzantine, tangled, tortuous

difficult, hard, thorny, taxing, awkward, tricky, problematic, troublesome, perplexing, baffling, mystifying, obscure, unfathomable, unanswerable, insoluble, impenetrable

formal involute, involuted

ANTONYMS

straightforward, simple

2‘knotty roots of gorse bushes’

SYNONYMS

gnarled, knotted, knurled, nodular, knobbly, lumpy, bumpy, rugged, rough, coarse

rare nodulous, nodose

3‘a knotty piece of thread’

SYNONYMS

knotted, tangled, tangly, twisted, entangled, ravelled, snarled, matted