Definition of tortuously adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtɔːtʃuəsli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɔːrtʃuəsli//
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  1. 1(usually disapproving) in a long, complicated way that is difficult to understand; to a degree that is difficult to bear tortuously long clumsy sentences a tortuously slow system
  2. 2with a lot of bends The road twists tortuously through the scenic coastal mountain range.