flexuous

[ flek-shoo-uh s ]
/ ˈflɛk ʃu əs /

adjective

full of bends or curves; sinuous.

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Origin of flexuous

1595–1605; < Latin flexuōsus full of turns, winding, crooked, equivalent to flexu(s) (see flex1) + -ōsus -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM flexuous

flex·u·ous·ly, adverbflex·u·ous·ness, nounsub·flex·u·ous, adjectivesub·flex·u·ous·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for flexuous

flexuous

flexuose (ˈflɛksjʊˌəʊs)

/ (ˈflɛksjʊəs) /

adjective

full of bends or curves; winding
variable; unsteady

Derived forms of flexuous

flexuously, adverb

Word Origin for flexuous

C17: from Latin flexuōsus full of bends, tortuous, from flexus a bending; see flex
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