knottier knottier

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
  2. (adj) used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
  3. (adj) highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
  4. (adj) tangled in knots or snarls

Usage(s):

  1. Although the trends are encouraging on the whole, some of the details of the data are knottier, highlighting gaps in access to health care.
  2. The knottier problem is divining his motives.
  3. Underneath the tension over election security, then, is the knottier problem of where to draw the boundaries of the Kurdistan Regional Government's authority.

News

  • A pot proposal for a clueless Justice Department

    Mark Kleiman, the drug policy expert who’s been advising the Liquor Control Board on marijuana legalization, has now tackled an even knottier problem: how to mesh state legalization with federal criminalization.
    on August 25, 2013     Source: Tacoma News Tribune

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