Antonyms of adj knotty

4 senses of knotty

Sense 1
baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic, problematical, tough -- (making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe; "a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home")

INDIRECT (VIA difficult) -> easy -- (posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma")

Sense 2
gnarled, gnarly, knotted, knotty, knobbed -- (used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots; "gnarled and knotted hands"; "a knobbed stick")

INDIRECT (VIA crooked) -> straight -- (having no deviations; "straight lines"; "straight roads across the desert"; "straight teeth"; "straight shoulders")

Sense 3
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")

Sense 4
knotty, snarled, snarly -- (tangled in knots or snarls; "a mass of knotted string"; "snarled thread")

INDIRECT (VIA tangled) -> untangled -- (not tangled)

Similarity of adj knotty

4 senses of knotty

Sense 1
baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic, problematical, tough -- (making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe; "a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home")
       => difficult (vs. easy), hard -- (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?")

Sense 2
gnarled, gnarly, knotted, knotty, knobbed -- (used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots; "gnarled and knotted hands"; "a knobbed stick")
       => crooked (vs. straight) -- (having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth")

Sense 3
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")

Sense 4
knotty, snarled, snarly -- (tangled in knots or snarls; "a mass of knotted string"; "snarled thread")
       => tangled (vs. untangled) -- (in a confused mass; "pushed back her tangled hair"; "the tangled ropes")

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