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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Knotty  \Knot"ty\,  a.  [Compar.  {Knottier};  superl.  {Knottiest}.] 
  1.  Full  of  knots;  knotted;  having  many  knots;  as  knotty 
  timber;  a  knotty  rope. 
  2.  Hard;  rugged;  as  a  knotty  head.[R.]  --Rewe. 
  3.  Difficult;  intricate;  perplexed. 
  A  knotty  point  to  which  we  now  proceed  --Pope. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  making  great  mental  demands;  hard  to  comprehend  or  solve;  "a 
  baffling  problem";  "I  faced  the  knotty  problem  of  what 
  to  have  for  breakfast";  "a  problematic  situation  at 
  home"  [syn:  {baffling},  {problematic},  {problematical}] 
  2:  used  of  old  persons  or  old  trees;  covered  with  knobs  or 
  knots;  "gnarled  and  knotted  hands";  "a  knobbed  stick" 
  [syn:  {gnarled},  {gnarly},  {knotted},  {knobbed}] 
  3:  highly  involved  or  intricate;  "the  Byzantine  tax  structure"; 
  "convoluted  legal  language";  "convoluted  reasoning";  "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"  [syn:  {Byzantine}, 
  {convoluted},  {intricate},  {involved},  {labyrinthine},  {tangled}, 

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