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  1. full of bends or curves; sinuous.

Origin of flexuous

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Latin flexuōsus “full of turns, winding, crooked,” equivalent to flexu(s) (see flex1) + -ōsus -ous

Other words from flexuous

  • flex·u·ous·ly, adverb
  • flex·u·ous·ness, noun
  • sub·flex·u·ous, adjective
  • sub·flex·u·ous·ly, adverb

Words Nearby flexuous

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How to use flexuous in a sentence

  • His very skin grew flexuous, and he found a pleasure in taking long steps such as he could not have accounted for by thought.

    The Crock of Gold | James Stephens
  • Jake swung the little, flexuous club softly against his palm, and Gordon suddenly realized that the cripple intended to kill him.

    Mountain Blood | Joseph Hergesheimer
  • It is here rather taller, and the branches less flexuous than in the eastern states.

  • The stem is covered with a fine mealy substance, straight or flexuous, sometimes reticulated above.

  • Her flexuous and stealthy figure became an integral part of the scene.

British Dictionary definitions for flexuous


flexuose (ˈflɛksjʊˌəʊs)

/ (ˈflɛksjʊəs) /

  1. full of bends or curves; winding

  2. variable; unsteady

Origin of flexuous

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

Derived forms of flexuous

  • flexuously, adverb

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