Antonyms of adj tortuous

3 senses of tortuous

Sense 1
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 2
tortuous, twisting, twisty, winding, voluminous -- (marked by repeated turns and bends; "a tortuous road up the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to steer the car down a twisty track")

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

Sense 3
tortuous -- (not straightforward; "his tortuous reasoning")

INDIRECT (VIA indirect) -> direct -- (straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach")

Similarity of adj tortuous

3 senses of tortuous

Sense 1
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 2
tortuous, twisting, twisty, winding, voluminous -- (marked by repeated turns and bends; "a tortuous road up the mountain"; "winding roads are full of surprises"; "had to steer the car down a twisty track")
       => crooked (vs. straight) -- (having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth")

Sense 3
tortuous -- (not straightforward; "his tortuous reasoning")
       => indirect (vs. direct) -- (extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action; "making indirect but legitimate inquiries"; "an indirect insult"; "doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind"; "though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest"; "known as a shady indirect fellow")

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