tortuous

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Twisted; having many turns; convoluted

It still takes almost half a year for the average veteran’s claim for disability benefits to be decided in a tortuous process that can involve four separate hearings.

abounding in irregular bends or turns
{a} twisted, wreathed, mischievous
marked by repeated turns and bends; "a tortuous road up the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to steer the car down a twisty track
Deviating from rectitude; indirect; erroneous; deceitful
Bent in different directions; wreathed; twisted; winding; as, a tortuous train; a tortuous train; a tortuous leaf or corolla
A tortuous process or piece of writing is very long and complicated. these long and tortuous negotiations aimed at ending the conflict
Oblique; applied to the six signs of the zodiac (from Capricorn to Gemini) which ascend most rapidly and obliquely
Fig
highly involved or intricate; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "intricate needlework"; "an intricate labyrinth of refined phraseology"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"; "Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott; "tortuous legal procedures"; "tortuous negotiations lasting for months"
not straightforward; "his tortuous reasoning" marked by repeated turns and bends; "a tortuous road up the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to steer the car down a twisty track
not straightforward; "his tortuous reasoning"
Injurious: tortious
A tortuous road is full of bends and twists. The only road access is a tortuous mountain route
{s} twisting, winding, bending; marked by tricky tactics, crooked
tortuously
in a tortuous manner; "tortuously haggling over the price"
tortuously
crookedly, windingly, twistingly
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in a tortuous manner; "tortuously haggling over the price
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In a tortuous manner
tortuousness
a tortuous and twisted shape or position; "they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs"; "the acrobat performed incredible contortions"
tortuousness
The property of being tortuous
tortuousness
{i} quality of being twisted, being full of curves; zigzag; meandering, bending
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