adjective \ˈnä-tē\

of wood : having many dark round marks showing where branches grew : having many knots

: difficult or complicated


Full Definition of KNOTTY

:  marked by or full of knots; especially :  so full of difficulties and complications as to be likely to defy solution <a knotty problem>
knot·ti·ness noun

Examples of KNOTTY

  1. <the knotty problems that arise when every nation is part of the global marketplace>
  2. <the candidates cautiously gave their views on an array of knotty issues>

First Known Use of KNOTTY

13th century

Rhymes with KNOTTY


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