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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English knotty, knotti, equivalent to knot +‎ -y.

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knotty (comparative knottier or more knotty, superlative knottiest or most knotty)

  1. Full of knots.
    knotty pine
  2. Complicated or tricky; complex; difficult.
    a knotty problem

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EtymologyEdit

From knotte +‎ -y.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

knotty

  1. knotted, tied, linked
  2. knotty, tangled, twisted
  3. knobby, bumpy, clumped
  4. knoblike, protruding

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