[not-ee] /ˈnɒt i/

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

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


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