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knot·ty

knotty

 
pronunciation:
na ti
part of speech: adjective
inflections: knottier, knottiest
definition 1: having knots.
The table is made out of knotty pine.
definition 2: difficult to understand; complex.
The knotty problem took hours to solve.
antonyms:
easy, simple
similar words:
difficult
derivations: knottily (adv.), knottiness (n.)