Tortuous or Torturous?

What is the difference between tortuous and torturous?

Tortuous is used to describe something with many twists and turns, like a country road or the plot of a book. Torturous describes something that involves pain or suffering.


The adjective tortuous describes something with repeated twists or turns.



The adjective torturous describes something that involves suffering or pain.


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