convoluted means complicated, difficult to understand. The sentence is convoluted because it is hard to understand what the author is trying to say.

  • The legal system is quite convoluted, and it's difficult to understand what is going on.

  • The sentence is convoluted because it is hard to follow.

Definition of convoluted


highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious


byzantine, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous


rolled longitudinally upon itself



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Example Sentences for convoluted

  • 1

    The problem is convoluted and complex.

  • 2

    Misanthropy is generally convoluted.

  • 3

    The less convoluted, the better.

  • 4

    Then it follows by the definition of convolution.

  • 5

    Many of the sentences are convoluted and unclear.

  • 6

    Proof that the convolution is the desired solution.

  • 7

    The coiling may be trochospiral or convolute.

  • 8

    The convoluted scheme was even entangled.

  • 9

    The diaphragm is of the deep convolution type.

  • 10

    The syntax is a bit on the convoluted side.