- having many curves, bends, or turns; winding: a sinuous path.
- indirect; devious: sinuous questions.
- characterized by a series of graceful curving motions: a sinuous dance.
- Botany. sinuate, as a leaf.
Origin of sinuous
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Examples from the Web for sinuous
Like some sinuous sax, we first hear the thoughts of Obersturmfuhrer Angelus (Golo) Thomsen.How Hitch & Amis Discovered Evil In My House
September 28, 2014
I love this German team, which is sinuous and brilliant and fluid and youthful.Why We Should Root for Germany
July 7, 2010
With a sinuous movement she turned on her elbow to face him.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
For what end are her fair complexities, her changes of soil, her sinuous coast?Howards End
E. M. Forster
Sinuous and supple, she was exquisitely feminine to the finger tips.
Lithe and sinuous as a panther, he rode with a perfect ease that was captivating.
The sinuous Ravi river was hardly half an English mile distant.The Coming Conquest of England
- full of turns or curves; intricate
- devious; not straightforward
- supple; lithe
Word Origin and History for sinuous
"full of turns and curves," 1570s, from Latin sinuosus "full of curves, folds, or bendings," from sinus "curve, fold, bend" (see sinus). Related: Sinuously; sinuousness.