labyrinthine

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Étymologie[modifier le wikicode]

Composé de labyrinth et du suffixe -ine.

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Nature Forme
Positif labyrinthine
Comparatif more labyrinthine
Superlatif most labyrinthine
The labyrinthine underside of the fungus Daedalea quercina.

labyrinthine

  1. Labyrinthique; en forme de labyrinthe.
    • In the pyloric canal, muscular ridges are more fixed than elsewhere and produce quite a labyrinthine surface. — (Steen L. Jensen, H. Gregerson. M. H. Shokouh-Amin, F. G. Moody, (eds.), Essentials of Experimental Surgery: Gastroenterology, page 27/4, 1996)
    • Crane trotted along the labyrinthine corridors of deck 3, accompanied by a young marine with close-cropped blond hair. — (Lincoln Child, Deep Storm, page 185, 2011)
  2. Déroutant, flou.
    • Mamet, like one of his characters, invents a labyrinthine, convoluted spiel leading nowhere, and like a magician distracts us with his words while elaborately not producing a rabbit from his hat. — (Roger Ebert, Review of "American Buffalo", 1996)
    • Any attempt to answer that question would carry us into the labyrinthine corridors of Jefferson’s famously elusive mind. — (Joseph J. Ellis, Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, page 51, 2000)
    • 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. — (Michael W. Riley, "Plato’s Cratylus: Argument, form, and structure", page 103, 2005)

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en forme de labyrinthe
déroutant, flou

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