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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 knot·ty /ˈnɑti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Knot·ty a. [Compar. Knottier superl. Knottiest.]
 1. Full of knots; knotted; having many knots; as, knotty timber; a knotty rope.
 2. Hard; rugged; as, a knotty head. [R.]
 3. Difficult; intricate; perplexed.
    A knotty point to which we now proceed   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 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" [syn: baffling, problematic, problematical]
      2: used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or
         knots; "gnarled and knotted hands"; "a knobbed stick"
         [syn: gnarled, gnarly, knotted, knobbed]
      3: highly involved or intricate; "the Byzantine tax structure";
         "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning";
         "intricate needlework"; "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" [syn: Byzantine, convoluted, intricate, involved,
          labyrinthine, tangled, tortuous]
      [also: knottiest, knottier]