|alambiqué englanniksi||complicated fr, convoluted fr|
: It seems this complicated situation will not blow over soon.
*: Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. […] Frills, ruffles, flounces, lace, complicated seams and gores: not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.
: He gave a convoluted explanation that amounted to little more than a weak excuse for his absence.