Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Winding; intricate; perplexed. Now generally labyrinthine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Intricately winding; like a labyrinth; perplexed; labyrinthal.

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  • adjective mazelike, having long corridors and passageways that seemingly have no exit.

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  • adjective resembling a labyrinth in form or complexity

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Examples

  • For whatever reason, the older man who owned one of the larger stores - an unusual labyrinthian basement space - took a flirty liking to me and started chatting me up.

    Rush Limbaugh tries to horn in on my vacation

  • Why did the movie get to me, and beyond attempting to figure out its labyrinthian plot and outside-looking-in meta-movie-within-a play structure?

    Kim Morgan: Charlie Kaufman Is A Humble Genius. 'Synecdoche' At Ebertfest

  • Searching his memory, he tried to visualize the layout of the vast, labyrinthian space through which he must take them.

    Shameless

  • Klein and Elliott lay out a web that is labyrinthian to the max.

    On being called a bigot and/or racist

  • Searching his memory, he tried to visualize the layout of the vast, labyrinthian space through which he must take them.

    Shameless

  • The labyrinthian plot (taking place in 1937) will find

    Ten of Polanski's Best...Kitty Cat

  • The labyrinthian plot (taking place in 1937) will find

    Kim Morgan: Ten of Polanski's Best...Kitty Cat

  • He longs to live in its corners, stake a spot in the shade where he could build a shelter under trees blackened by summer lightning, where he would slowly find himself becoming obsessed with mapping the Fibonacci Sequence in seashells, discovering a labyrinthian beauty that he had never paid attention to but that was there all along.

    Red Left Hand

  • But using its labyrinthian structure, BP might hope to evade the creditors.

    Robert Weissman: Closing BP's Escape Routes

  • In a feeble attempt to demonstrate how loathsome women are, John Hurt even tells the entire labyrinthian plot of Samson and Delilah, replete with film clips of Hedy Lamarr wielding a pair of scissors.

    No Upside of Anger

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