[ UK /tˈæŋɡə‍ld/ ]
[ US /ˈtæŋɡəɫd/ ]
  1. in a confused mass
    pushed back her tangled hair
    the tangled ropes
  2. highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
    convoluted reasoning
    Oh, what a tangled web we weave
    a knotty problem
    got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering
    the plot was too involved
    tortuous negotiations lasting for months
    tortuous legal procedures
    the Byzantine tax structure
    convoluted legal language
    Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship
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How To Use tangled In A Sentence

  • There was a good deal of waste in this combing, that is, large clumps of tangled wool called noil were combed out. Home Life in Colonial Days
  • Stick us in a virgin paradise, and we create great honeycombed bureaucracies, vast bramble-fields of rules and regulations, ornate politburos filled with policymaking politicos, and, above all, tangled webs of power.
  • It is patent that dusk found them weary and worn, plodding and wading silently "homewards," shovel on shoulder, across four or five kilos of desolate mud; falling and tripping over stagnant bodies, masses of tangled wire, bricks and jagged wood-work everywhere impeding progress. Norman Ten Hundred A Record of the 1st (Service) Bn. Royal Guernsey Light Infantry
  • We were caught in a tangled web of relationships.
  • In one of her wittiest pieces, three gorgeously entangled clay figures hobnob. Meet the best new artists in Britain
  • Bose and Home show mathematically that whenever one electron is detected in each path, they will be entangled.
  • However, Nature, that at first sight appears so lovely, is on consideration almost always incomplete; moreover, there is no painting intertangled foliage without losing half its beauties. The Mind of the Artist Thoughts and Sayings of Painters and Sculptors on Their Art
  • One arm disentangled itself from the covers, her fingers curling indolently into the fine cotton of the quilt.
  • As the struggle between the exotic island's warring factions reaches critical mass, further questions emerge from the tangled undergrowth. Times, Sunday Times
  • The soldiers will be from local militias and local reserves, with all the tangled politics that implies.
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