Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb convolute

2 senses of convolute

Sense 1
convolve, convolute -- (curl, wind, or twist together)
       => flex, bend, deform, twist, turn -- (cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar")

Sense 2
twist, twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticate -- (practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive; "Don't twist my words")
       => denote, refer -- (have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' ")

Antonyms of adj convoluted

2 senses of convoluted

Sense 1
convolute, convoluted -- (rolled longitudinally upon itself; "a convolute petal")

INDIRECT (VIA coiled) -> uncoiled, straight -- (no longer coiled)

Sense 2
Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous -- (highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"; "Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott; "tortuous legal procedures"; "tortuous negotiations lasting for months")

INDIRECT (VIA complex) -> simple -- (having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved; "a simple problem"; "simple mechanisms"; "a simple design"; "a simple substance")

Similarity of adj convoluted

2 senses of convoluted

Sense 1
convolute, convoluted -- (rolled longitudinally upon itself; "a convolute petal")
       => coiled (vs. uncoiled) -- (curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals); "a coiled snake ready to strike"; "the rope lay coiled on the deck")

Sense 2
Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous -- (highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"; "Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott; "tortuous legal procedures"; "tortuous negotiations lasting for months")
       => complex (vs. simple) -- (complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs")

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