flexuous

  • 1 Flexuous — Flex u*ous, a. [L. flexuosus, fr. flexus a bending, turning.] 1. Having turns, windings, or flexures. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Having alternate curvatures in opposite directions; bent in a zigzag manner. [1913 Webster] 3. Wavering; not steady;… …

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  • 2 flexuous — index circuitous, complex, labyrinthine, sinuous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 flexuous — *winding, sinuous, serpentine, tortuous …

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  • 4 flexuous — [fleks′yo͞o əs, flek′sho͞owəs] adj. [L flexuosus < flexus: see FLEX1] winding or wavering flexuously adv …

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  • 5 flexuous — curved curved adj. 1. not straight; having or marked by curves. Opposite of {straight}. Note: [Narrower terms: {arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate, bowed}; {falcate, sickle shaped}; {flexuous}; {incurvate, incurved}: {recurved, recurvate}; …

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  • 6 flexuous — flex·u·ous fleksh (ə )wəs adj lacking rigidity in structure or action <flexuous filamentous virus particles (M. Hema )(et al)> …

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  • 7 flexuous — adjective Etymology: Latin flexuosus, from flexus bend, from flectere Date: 1605 1. having curves, turns, or windings 2. lithe or fluid in action or movement …

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  • 8 flexuous — adj. [L. flexuosus, full of turns] Having gentle turns and windings in opposite directions; zigzag …

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  • 9 flexuous — flexuously, adv. flexuousness, n. /flek shooh euhs/, adj. full of bends or curves; sinuous. [1595 1605; < L flexuosus full of turns, winding, crooked, equiv. to flexu(s) (see FLEX1) + osus OUS] * * * …

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  • 10 flexuous — adjective winding from side to side; sinuous …

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  • 11 flexuous — Synonyms and related words: adaptable, ambagious, anfractuous, bendable, bending, bendy, chevronwise, chevrony, circuitous, circumlocutory, compliant, convoluted, convolutional, crankled, crooked, curvy, ductile, elastic, extensible, extensile,… …

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  • 12 flexuous — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Repeatedly curving in alternate directions: anfractuous, meandrous, serpentine, sinuous, snaky, tortuous, winding. See REPETITION, STRAIGHT. 2. Capable of being shaped, bent, or drawn out, as by hammering or… …

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  • 13 flexuous — [ flɛksjʊəs] adjective chiefly literary full of bends and curves. Derivatives flexuosity noun flexuously adverb …

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  • 14 flexuous — a. Winding, bending, tortuous, sinuous, sinuate, crooked, serpentine …

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  • 15 flexuous — flex·u·ous …

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  • 16 flexuous — flex•u•ous [[t]ˈflɛk ʃu əs[/t]] adj. full of bends or curves; sinuous; winding • Etymology: 1595–1605; < L flexuōsus=flexu(s) (see flex I) + ōsus ous flex u•os′i•ty ˈɒs ɪ ti n. flex′u•ous•ly, adv …

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  • 17 flexuous — /ˈflɛkʃuəs/ (say flekshoohuhs) adjective full of bends or curves; winding; sinuous. Also, flexuose /ˈflɛkʃuoʊs/ (say flekshoohohs). {Latin flexuōsus, from flexus a bending} –flexuously, adverb …

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  • 18 flexuous — adj. full of bends; winding. Derivatives: flexuosity n. flexuously adv. Etymology: L flexuosus f. flexus bending formed as FLEX(1) …

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  • 19 flexuose —   , flexuous.   Of zig zag shape, e.g. alluded to in the much twisted rachis of Macrozamia flexuosa …

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  • 20 winding — winding, sinuous, serpentine, tortuous, flexuous can all mean curving first one way and then another. Winding, the general and the ordinary term, often implies spiral ascent {winding stairs} {a winding mountain road} When applied to things in a… …

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