knottiest knottiest

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. But what to do with the 60 detainees deemed harmless yet vulnerable to persecution in their home countries has been one of the knottiest problems in closing down Guantnamo.
  2. The knottiest of these issues may be the two stubborn old commanders, Sharon and Arafat.
  3. Few British Members of Parliament perform in public as entertainingly as nimble-witted James Henry Thomas, Lord Privy Seal, Minister in charge of Britain's knottiest problem,.

News

  1. Commentary: The rich got richer in the U.S. - but why?

    The marked increase in the inequality of how income is distributed in our country is perhaps the most important problem our society faces and one of knottiest.
    on September 16, 2013     Source: The Oneida Daily Dispatch

  2. Real World Economics: The rich got richer in the U.S. - but why?

    The marked increase in the inequality of how income is distributed in our country is perhaps the most important problem our society faces and one of knottiest.
    on September 15, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press

Word of the Day
periphery periphery
/pə ˈrɪ fə ri /