Synonyms and related words:
adaptable, ambagious, anfractuous, bendable, bending, bendy, chevronwise, chevrony, circuitous, circumlocutory, compliant, convoluted, convolutional, crankled, crooked, curvy, ductile, elastic, extensible, extensile, fabricable, facile, fictile, flexible, flexile, flexuose, formable, formative, giving, hairpin, impressible, impressionable, involute, involuted, involutional, labyrinthine, like putty, limber, lissome, lithe, lithesome, malleable, mazy, meandering, meandrous, moldable, plastic, pliable, pliant, receptive, responsive, rivose, rivulose, roundabout, ruffled, sensitive, sequacious, serpentine, shapable, sinuate, sinuose, sinuous, snaky, springy, staggered, submissive, supple, susceptible, torsional, tortile, tortuous, tractable, tractile, turning, twisting, twisty, whippy, whorled, willowy, winding, wreathlike, wreathy, yielding, zigzag, zigzaggy, zigzagways

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Flexuous — Flex u*ous, a. [L. flexuosus, fr. flexus a bending, turning.] 1. Having turns, windings, or flexures. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Having alternate curvatures in opposite directions; bent in a zigzag manner. [1913 Webster] 3. Wavering; not steady;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flexuous — index circuitous, complex, labyrinthine, sinuous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • flexuous — *winding, sinuous, serpentine, tortuous …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • flexuous — [fleks′yo͞o əs, flek′sho͞owəs] adj. [L flexuosus < flexus: see FLEX1] winding or wavering flexuously adv …   English World dictionary

  • flexuous — curved curved adj. 1. not straight; having or marked by curves. Opposite of {straight}. Note: [Narrower terms: {arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate, bowed}; {falcate, sickle shaped}; {flexuous}; {incurvate, incurved}: {recurved, recurvate}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flexuous — flex·u·ous fleksh (ə )wəs adj lacking rigidity in structure or action <flexuous filamentous virus particles (M. Hema )(et al)> …   Medical dictionary

  • flexuous — adjective Etymology: Latin flexuosus, from flexus bend, from flectere Date: 1605 1. having curves, turns, or windings 2. lithe or fluid in action or movement …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flexuous — adj. [L. flexuosus, full of turns] Having gentle turns and windings in opposite directions; zigzag …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • flexuous — flexuously, adv. flexuousness, n. /flek shooh euhs/, adj. full of bends or curves; sinuous. [1595 1605; < L flexuosus full of turns, winding, crooked, equiv. to flexu(s) (see FLEX1) + osus OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • flexuous — adjective winding from side to side; sinuous …   Wiktionary

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