from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Complicated and difficult to unravel. synonym: complex.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of tangle.

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  • adjective in a confused mass
  • adjective highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious


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  • "Oh, what tangled webs we weave, When we first practice to deceive." Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832).

    November 22, 2007