- adj.（指木材）多结节的; 多节瘤的; 困难的; 棘手的;
- 比较级: knottier;
- 最高级: knottiest;
the knotty roots of the old oak tree
She met with a lot of knotty problems.
This is a knotty passage.
Under his leadership, many knotty problems were smoothly solved.
The trainee foxed the arrogant instructor with a knotty problem.
He was scowling fearfully, and I judged that he was concocting a particularly knotty editorial.
I judged that he was concocting a particularly knotty editorial.
Guthrie Garver, known as Gus , was a small, quiet , knotty man.
人们习惯称之为格斯的格斯利·加弗, 个子矮小, 举止文雅, 让人捉摸不透.
He had to discuss knotty points of Rousseau and Hegel with her.
The new management team faces some knotty problems.
The knotty problem which affects production has been solved.
The foxed the arrogant instructor with a knotty problem.
With the rapid growth of floating population, the population management has become a knotty problem.
But how to develop logistics industry quickly and efficiently is a knotty problem China faces.
Engineers would also have to solve some knotty packaging problems.
Connected to this is the knotty matter of division.
Procure a solution a knotty problem.
Even the professor could not clarify the knotty point.
Presently, piglet early weaning diarrhea is a knotty disease in most pig farm.
They met to discuss knotty problems and talk them out to a point of mutual understanding.
Fault detection in distribution network is being a worldwide knotty point for along time.
The old man grasped the bowl in his shriveled, knotty fingers , muttering, uttering little grunts.
Ah yes, the knotty business of slaughter.
He nodded his head repeatedly as if he had managed to solve some knotty problem.
Whether the Channel tunnel should be built or not is a knotty point.
He delights to worry out knotty points in English.
I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast.
Einstein would furiously play his violin as a way to think through a knotty physics problem.
1. making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve;
"a baffling problem"
"I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"
"a problematic situation at home"
2. used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots;
"gnarled and knotted hands"
"a knobbed stick"
3. highly involved or intricate;
"the Byzantine tax structure"
"convoluted legal language"
"an intricate labyrinth of refined phraseology"
"the plot was too involved"
"a knotty problem"
"got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"
"Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott
"tortuous legal procedures"
"tortuous negotiations lasting for months"