What is another word for tangles?

Pronunciation: [tˈaŋɡə͡lz] (IPA)

Tangles are known to be snarled messes that can be tricky to untangle. However, there are several synonyms that can be used to describe tangles. These include knots, snarls, bunches, twists, mats, web, clumps, and clusters. Depending on the context, one may use any of these words to describe a tangled mess. For instance, you can use knots to describe tangled strands of rope while bunches or clumps can be used to describe tangled hair. Using these synonyms enhances the descriptive ability of a writer or speaker thereby making communication more effective.

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Usage examples for Tangles

He went up for several hours through withered fern and matted undergrowth, and over horrible tangles of fallen tree-trunks, some of which were raised high above the snow on giant splintered branches.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton
Then, this introductory lesson concluded, Herr Gottfried suddenly withdrew into the tangles of his hair and retreated behind his counter.
Hugh Walpole
After straightening out certain tangles in his mind and arriving at certain conclusions, Officer McCloskey resolved to keep the cigar as a souvenir of the occasion when he accommodated the Gray Phantom with a match.
"The Gray Phantom's Return"
Herman Landon

Famous quotes with Tangles

  • So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
    Gordon W. Allport
  • So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
    Gordon William Allport
  • I wonder, among all the tangles of this mortal coil, which one contains tighter knots to undo, and consequently suggests more tugging, and pain, and diversified elements of misery, than the marriage tie.
    Edith Wharton
  • The trauma of the Sixties persuaded me that my generation's egalitarianism was a sentimental error. I now see the hierarchical as both beautiful and necessary. Efficiency liberates; egalitarianism tangles, delays, blocks, deadens.
    Camille Paglia
  • The author was of a very wealthy and over-refined family that fell into poverty in a very short time. Ts'ao-chan took to drinking and died young. In his book he describes the glory of bygone days. We see how Chia Pao-yu grows up in the midst of the girls of the family, which brings about a great number of love-tangles and tragedies. The most pathetic is Pao-yu's love for Lin Tai-yu who dies of love-sickness after Pao-yu's parents have tricked him into a marriage with another girl. Pao-yu leaves home and meets his father when, many years later, he has died to the world and became a monk.
    Cao Xueqin

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