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Word of the Day 10/26/19 Flexuous

October 26, 2019

Flexuous (adjective)
flexuous [ flek-shoo-uh?s ]


adjective
1. full of bends or curves; sinuous.

RELATED FORMS
flex·u·ous·ly, adverb
flex·u·ous·ness, noun
sub·flex·u·ous, adjective
sub·flex·u·ous·ly, adverb

RELATED WORDS
bending, crooked, curved, curving, meandering, meandrous, serpentine, sinuous, snaky, tortuous, wavering, turning

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Origin: 1595–1605; < Latin flexuosus full of turns, winding, crooked, equivalent to flexu(s) (see flex1) + -osus -ous

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLEXUOUS
The stem is covered with a fine mealy substance, straight or flexuous, sometimes reticulated above.
THE MUSHROOM, EDIBLE AND OTHERWISE|M. E. HARD

Only Henchard did not conform to these flexuous changes; he remained stately and vertical, silently thinking.
THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE|THOMAS HARDY

Her flexuous and stealthy figure became an integral part of the scene.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES|THOMAS HARDY

The epitrochlea is prominent; the epicondyle is surmounted by a well-marked crest, curved and flexuous in outline.
ARTISTIC ANATOMY OF ANIMALS|DOUARD CUYER

Flexuose, or Flexuous, bending in opposite directions, in a zigzag way.
THE ELEMENTS OF BOTANY|ASA GRAY

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