Thesaurus

tortuous

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of tortuous

marked by a long series of irregular curves
  • a tortuous mountain road marked by numerous hairpin turns

Synonyms for tortuous

Words Related to tortuous

Near Antonyms for tortuous

Antonyms for tortuous

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tortuous

Time Traveler for tortuous

Time Traveler

The first known use of tortuous was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Listen to Our Podcast about tortuous

Cite this Entry

“Tortuous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tortuous. Accessed 8 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on tortuous

Dictionary: Definition of tortuous

Medical Dictionary: Definition of tortuous

Spanish Central: Translation of tortuous

Nglish: Translation of tortuous for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of tortuous for Arabic Speakers

Comments on tortuous

What made you want to look up tortuous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to constrict the range or activity of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!