Definition of 'tortuous'
Example sentences containing 'tortuous'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The historic agreement was announced after months of tortuous negotiations. The Sun (2009)History ensured that the pipeline would follow a tortuous route. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The road towards qualification still seems like it is going to be another long and tortuous one. The Sun (2008)And then it was back on the plane for the tortuous journey home. The Sun (2014)Courts are turning to increasingly tortuous routes to protect identities. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is a long and tortuous journey. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It may have been a tortuous road but he is now a fully fledged and rather charming adult. The Sun (2010)The planning process has been tortuous. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The exchange has been the subject of tortuous negotiations by a German intermediary for two years. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Consumers mustn't suffer this tortuous court process again. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And second, that the process is long and tortuous and filled with uncertainty. Times, Sunday Times (2014)At that point in his long, mostly tortuous career you could say he had reached base camp. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A full economic recovery will take a slow and tortuous process. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For the first time in a long and tortuous interview, this shy and deeply troubled man almost manages a smile. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His argument was rather tortuous. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We took a tortuous route. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Greece would essentially have to shut down for an entire weekend as banks begin the tortuous process of switching currencies from the euro to the drachma. The Sun (2012)He made a tortuous journey from the prison to the SOE. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It collapsed into administration in 1992, setting the scene for tortuous negotiations with bank lenders. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But tortuous negotiations in London and Geneva did not this time end entirely without result. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)After a week of tortuous negotiations, the rival continental brewers yesterday sealed a recommended 7.8 billion takeover. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Undeterred they worked out a fairly tortuous coach route to get them to Lingfield in time for the first at 1.30. The Sun (2014)
Trends of 'tortuous'
Used Occasionally. tortuous is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'tortuous'
British English: tortuous ADJECTIVE
A tortuous road is full of bends and twists.
The only road access is a tortuous mountain route.
Definition of tortuous from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
In the market for some new terms of endearment? Here’s the etymology behind some of the most popular.
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
We sent one of the Collins team for a one-to-one learning experience with the man himself, and here’s how they found part one of the course.
Live well without sacrificing your quality of life
Now is the perfect time to start thinking ahead. Here’s how a busy family can take control of their financial future
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.