Definition of flexuous in English:



  • Full of bends and curves.

    ‘he put an arm around her flexuous waist’
    • ‘This slouching, bending and re shaping my flexuous spine is a one of many bad side effects from writing and reading.’
    • ‘Howard's full range of terms was: cirrus (for clouds made up of ‘parallel, flexuous, or dividing fibres’); cumulus (for convex or conical heaps, building upwards from a horizontal base); and stratus, horizontal sheets of cloud.’
    • ‘Electron microscopy revealed flexuous filamentous virus particles.’
    • ‘This new interpretation accounts for its appearance as an extended flexuous series of cells, some of which are not seen to be in mutual contact, exhibiting nonlinear cell-size variation.’
    twisting, winding, curving, curvy, bending, sinuous, undulating, coiling, looping, meandering, serpentine, snaking, snaky, zigzag, convoluted, spiralling, twisty, circuitous, rambling, wandering, indirect, deviating, devious, labyrinthine, mazy
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Early 17th century: from Latin flexuosus, from flexus a bending, from the verb flectere.