tor·tu·ous (tor·choo·us | tɔrtʃuəs)
Middle English, from Latin
1) full of twists, turns, or bends; twisting, winding, or crooked.
2) not direct or straightforward, as in procedure or speech; intricate; circuitous.
3) deceitfully indirect or morally crooked, as proceedings, methods, or policy; devious.
“In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.” —Stephen Gardiner
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