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Monday, February 27, 2012

Definitions for flexuous

  1. Full of bends or curves; sinuous.

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Citations for flexuous
Her flexuous and stealthy figure became an integral part of the scene. At times her whimsical fancy would intensify natural processes around her till they seemed a part of her own story. Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles
What is anomalous about Nietzsche in this context is scarcely the hold this plot has on him, but indeed the flexuous sweetness with which sometimes he uniquely invests it... Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Epistemology of the Closet
Origin of flexuous
1595-1605
Flexuous is derived from the Latin word flexuōsus which meant full of turns or crooked. This is an interesting example where the suffix changes the implication of the word. Unlike the more common word flexible, which means "capable of being bent" because of the suffix -ible, flexuous has the suffix, -ous meaning "full of."
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