Having multiplicity; having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified; made up of many differing parts; manifold.
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(legal, of lawsuits) in which a party or a cause of action has been improperly or wrongfully joined together in the same suit, as in a misjoinder.
- It is divided into parts that are too small and multifarious .
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Physically resembling a labyrinth; with the qualities of a maze.
* 1996 , Steen L. Jensen, H. Gregerson. M. H. Shokouh-Amin, F. G. Moody, (eds.), Essentials of Experimental Surgery: Gastroenterology , page 27/4
* 2011 , Lincoln Child, Deep Storm , page 185
- In the pyloric canal, muscular ridges are more fixed than elsewhere and produce quite a labyrinthine surface.
Twisting, convoluted, baffling, confusing, perplexing.
* 2000 , Joseph J. Ellis, Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation , page 51
- Crane trotted along the labyrinthine corridors of deck 3, accompanied by a young marine with close-cropped blond hair.
* 2005 , Michael W. Riley, "Plato's Cratylus: Argument, form, and structure", page 103
- Any attempt to answer that question would carry us into the labyrinthine corridors of Jefferson's famously elusive mind.
- By coupling "essence" with "name" within a series of contraposed pairs of names, Socrates indicates the point to which he thinks his labyrinthine argument has led so far in the Cratylus .
* (resembling a labyrinth) labyrinthal, labyrinthial, labyrinthian, labyrinthic, labyrinthical, labyrinthiform
* baffling, confusing, convoluted