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Adjective: tortuous  tor-choo-us
  1. Highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
    "tortuous legal procedures";
    - Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled
     
  2. Marked by repeated turns and bends
    "a tortuous road up the mountain";
    - twisting, twisty, winding, voluminous, windy[2]
     
  3. Not straightforward
    "his tortuous reasoning"

Sounds like: tor

See also: complex, crooked, indirect

Encyclopedia: Tortuous