Knottiness



[not-ee] /ˈnɒt i/

adjective, knottier, knottiest.
1.
having ; full of :
a knotty piece of wood.
2.
involved, intricate, or difficult:
a knotty problem.
/ˈnɒtɪ/
adjective -tier, -tiest
1.
(of wood, rope, etc) full of or characterized by knots
2.
extremely difficult or intricate
adj.

mid-13c. (figurative use early 13c.), from knot (n.) + -y (2). Related: Knottiness.

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