Definition of tangled
1 : existing in or giving the appearance of a state of utter disorder
2 : very involved : exceedingly complex
Examples of tangled in a Sentence
it helps to have a lawyer to sort out the tangled contracts that home buyers typically have to contend with
Recent Examples of tangled from the Web
One man quickly noticed what was terrifying the woman — a cicada had become tangled in her hair and was flipping and bouncing against the back of her neck.
Frank's piece portrayed Schmeling in all his aging complexity, his mixture of pride and sin of omission, expedience in the face of evil, and his tangled sense of moral responsibility.
That’s an awful lot of tangled string to unravel for the coach, who characteristically seems energized to tackle the job.
Black Cat, an acrobatic cat burglar whose real name is Felicia Hardy, has a long and tangled romantic history with Spider-Man in the comics.
From the start, the campaign — a retaliation for Hamas’ ongoing rocket attacks against civilians — seemed tangled in contradictions.
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First Known Use of tangled
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Definition of tangled for English Language Learners
: twisted together into a knot
: complicated or confusing
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