taking a winding or indirect course: The city of Budapest is divided into two parts by the meandering Danube River, spanned by several stunning bridges.
wandering aimlessly; proceeding seemingly without direction; rambling: I'm unsure how I will condense a meandering narrative of my experiences into a thirty-second elevator pitch.Things proceed in a meandering way between them, until suddenly their relationship comes to a devastatingly emotional climax.
the act of wandering or proceeding aimlessly or by a winding or indirect course: I digress—but I blame it on the mental meandering of age.After a coffee and some meandering among the displays on the hotel mezzanine, I left the convention.
- me·an·der·ing·ly, adverb
- un·me·an·der·ing, adjective
- un·me·an·der·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use meandering in a sentence
Though conversational and often witty, his meandering phrases become increasingly unpredictable as they develop.
If none of those options appeal to you, you might consider meandering over to a country with a different economic system.
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