简明英汉词典

tortuous
[5tC:tjuEs]
adj.
曲折的, 转弯抹角的

美国传统词典[双解]

tortuous
tor.tu.ous
AHD:[t?r“ch?-…s]
D.J.[6t%8rt.u8*s]
K.K.[6t%rt.u*s]
adj.(形容词)

(1)

Having or marked by repeated turns or bends; winding or twisting:
弯曲的:具有许多转弯或弯曲的,或以此为特点的;曲折的或扭曲的:
a tortuous road through the mountains.
山中的一条蜿蜒的道路

(2)

Not straightforward; circuitous; devious:
曲折的:不直的;环绕弯曲的;迂回的:
a tortuous plot; tortuous reasoning.
变化多端的情节;曲折推理

(3)

Highly involved; complex:
头绪多的;复杂的:
tortuous legal procedures.
复杂的法律程序

语源

(1)

Middle English
中古英语

(2)

from Anglo-Norman
源自 英法语

(3)

from Latin tortu?s
源自 拉丁语 tortu?s

(4)

from tortus [a twisting] [from past participle of] torqu?re [to twist] * see terk w-
源自 tortus [一个弯曲] [] 源自torqu?re的过去分词 [弯曲] *参见 terk w-

继承用法

tortuously
adv.(副词)

tortuousness
n.(名词)

用法
Although tortuous and torturous both come from the Latin word torqu?, “to twist,” their primary meanings are distinct. Tortuous means “twisting” ( a tortuous road ) or by extension “complex” or “devious.” Torturous refers primarily to torture and the pain associated with it. However, torturous also can be used in the sense of “twisted” or “strained,” and tortured is an even stronger synonym:
尽管tortuous 和 torturous 都来自同一个拉丁词 torquere (“弯曲”), 但这两个词的基本意思完全不同。Tortuous 的意思是“弯曲的”( 一条蜿蜓的道路 )或引申为“复杂”或“迂回”的意思。 Torturous 主要指折磨、痛苦以及与之相关的意思。 不过,Torturous 同样也有“扭曲的”和“受压的”意思, 而tortured 是一个意思更为强烈的同义词:
tortured reasoning.
极为复杂的推理

现代英汉词典

tortuous
[5tC:tjJEs]
adj.

(1)

弯曲的;曲折的; 蜿蜒的
Tortuous as the road of struggle is, our prospects are bright.
尽管斗争道路是曲折的,我们的前途是光明的。

(2)

转弯抹角的;绕圈子的;歪曲的

现代英汉综合大辞典

tortuous
[5tC:tjuEs]
adj.

(1)

弯曲的, 曲折的, 盘旋的

(2)

居心叵测的, 骗人的; 委婉的; 不正当的

继承用法

tortuously
adv.

tortuousness
n.
曲折, 弯曲

美国传统词典

tortuous
tor.tu.ous
AHD:[t?r“ch?-…s]
D.J.[6t%8rt.u8*s]
K.K.[6t%rt.u*s]
adj.

(1)

Having or marked by repeated turns or bends; winding or twisting:
a tortuous road through the mountains.

(2)

Not straightforward; circuitous; devious:
a tortuous plot; tortuous reasoning.

(3)

Highly involved; complex:
tortuous legal procedures.

语源

(1)

Middle English

(2)

from Anglo-Norman

(3)

from Latin tortu?s

(4)

from tortus [a twisting] [from past participle of] torqu?re [to twist] * see terk w-

继承用法

tortuously
adv.

tortuousness
n.

用法
Although tortuous and torturous both come from the Latin word torqu?, “to twist,” their primary meanings are distinct. Tortuous means “twisting” ( a tortuous road ) or by extension “complex” or “devious.” Torturous refers primarily to torture and the pain associated with it. However, torturous also can be used in the sense of “twisted” or “strained,” and tortured is an even stronger synonym:
tortured reasoning.

英汉船舶大词典

tortuous
n.曲折,曲折的

英汉法学大词典

tortuous
迂回

英汉化学大词典

tortuous
adj.曲折的,扭弯曲的,转弯抹角的

英汉计算机大词典

tortuous
adj.曲折的(扭弯曲的,转弯抹角的)

英汉机械大词典

tortuous
n.扭曲的,扭转的

英汉建筑大词典

tortuous
adj.扭曲的,曲折的,盘旋的

英汉水利大词典

tortuous
n.弯曲的,曲折的

英汉医学大词典

tortuous
adj.纡曲的,弯曲的

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