Definition of tangled:
heterogeneous, compound, involved, disordered, obscure, afoul, entangled, tortuous, thrown, voluminous, mixed up, screwy, muddled, gnarled, composite, convolute, foul, knotty, problematic, tough, rootbound, mixed, twisty, twisting, out of place, fouled, Byzantine, intermeshed, convoluted, thrown and twisted, complex, conglomerate, twisted, matted, balled up, intertwined, problematical, intricate, manifold, knit together, mingled, snarly, Daedalian, gnarly, simple, enmeshed, abstruse, knotted, multiform, raveled, daedal, trapped, winding, elusive, labyrinthine, wires crossed, involute, messed up, knobbed, chaotic, baffling, snarled.
- complicated (part of speech: verb)
hindered (part of speech: verb)
So that by and by when the fire in the woods back of them had died down they were both so happy that they neither saw nor heard the figure in the papaw grove stealing along a few yards to one side of them, though in the darkness of the tangled thicket it stumbled several times and for want of a helping arm limped painfully along.- "The Loves of Ambrose", Margaret Vandercook.
- "The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon", Alexander Maclaren.
- "Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes", Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.