adj. [L. flexuosus, full of turns]
Having gentle turns and windings in opposite directions; zigzag.

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  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • flexuous — *winding, sinuous, serpentine, tortuous …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

  • 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}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • 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,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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