knottily

knotty

[not-ee]
adjective, knottier, knottiest.
1.
having knots; full of knots: a knotty piece of wood.
2.
involved, intricate, or difficult: a knotty problem.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English cnotti. See knot1, -y1

knottily, adverb
knottiness, noun
unknotty, adjective


2. complex, complicated.
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knotty (ˈnɒtɪ)
 
adj , -tier, -tiest
1.  (of wood, rope, etc) full of or characterized by knots
2.  extremely difficult or intricate
 
'knottily
 
adv
 
'knottiness
 
n

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