anfractuous

[ an-frak-choo-uhs ]
/ ænˈfræk tʃu əs /

adjective

characterized by windings and turnings; sinuous; circuitous: an anfractuous path.

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Origin of anfractuous

First recorded in 1615–25; back formation from anfractuosity

Words nearby anfractuous

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British Dictionary definitions for anfractuous

anfractuous
/ (ænˈfræktʃʊəs) /

adjective

characterized by twists and turns; convoluted

Word Origin for anfractuous

C17: from Late Latin anfractuōsus, from Latin anfractus a digression, literally: a bending
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