labyrinthine labyrinthine  /ˌlæ bə ˈrɪn ˌθin/


  1. (adj) relating to or affecting or originating in the inner ear
  2. (adj) resembling a labyrinth in form or complexity



  1. The same applies to NATO, the labyrinthine alliance whose heads of state and government are now meeting in the Palace and which is also still under construction after 59 years.
  2. Lal Bihari is trying to revive the case, now lost in India's labyrinthine judicial system.
  3. To call the film's plot labyrinthine is to understate the case.


  1. Maggie Gyllenhaal To Topline Sundance Channel Miniseries ‘Honourable Woman’

    Sundance Channel has picked up The Honourable Woman , a miniseries to star Maggie Gyllenhaal . The eight-part mini, originally commissioned by U.K.’s BBC Two last year, will be done as a co-production with BBC Worldwide, North America . Written and directed by BAFTA winner Hugo Blick ( The Shadow Line ), Honourable Woman is described as a fast-paced, labyrinthine thriller set against an ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Deadline Hollywood

  2. Former Office of Special Counsel Director Scott Bloch sentenced

    It appears that the labyrinthine legal saga of Scott Bloch is over. Bloch, the former head of the government’s whistleblower protection office who once stood accused (incorrectly, he said) of retaliating against whistleblowers, was sentenced yesterday for having files erased from government computers, according to The Washington Post. Bloch’s lawyer, William Sullivan, confirmed the terms of the ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Federal Times


  1. Speaking at a business forum on Tuesday, Mr Gates told executives: "America's decades-old, bureaucratically labyrinthine system does not serve our 21st-century security needs or our economic interests. It is clear our current limitations in this...
    on Apr 20, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: Financial Times

  2. "But this labyrinthine language offers no path -- it's a maze designed to lose an ever-increasing movement of engaged global citizenry. But we are not lost; right now it's the G8 that are lost. G8 leaders say they are serious about keeping their...
    on Jun 8, 2007 By: Bono Source: Africasia

  3. IN HIS poem "The Hound of Heaven", Francis Thompson describes his running from God, and God's pursuit of him: "I fled Him, down the nights and down the days; ...... down the arches of the years; ...... down the labyrinthine ways of my own...
    on Aug 29, 2007 By: Francis Thompson Source: Forres Gazette

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