One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Sinuous or circuitous.‘the line of gold extends and becomes anfractuous’
twisting, winding, curving, curvy, bending, sinuous, undulating, coiling, looping, meandering, serpentine, snaking, snaky, zigzag, convoluted, spiralling, twisty, circuitous, rambling, wandering, indirect, deviating, devious, labyrinthine, mazyView synonyms
- ‘Tired of hearing and reading too much ‘anfractuous remplissage’ - in other words, circuitous padding?’
- ‘Certain bloggers revel in this kind of anfractuous illogic.’
- ‘There is what I suppose is intended to be the telling juxtaposition of different sorts of ‘conspiracy theories’, linked by the sort of anfractuous logic that informs Horowitz's ‘Discover the Network’.’
Late 16th century: from late Latin anfractuosus, from Latin anfractus ‘a bending’.
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