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Wordnet 3.0


1. having turns or windings;
- Example: "the flexuous bed of the stream"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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; flickering. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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; semicircular: serpentine, snaky: sinuate, sinuous, wavy: sinusoidal] Syn: curving. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Botany) curved with the micropyle near the base almost touching its stalk; -- of a plant ovule. Opposite of orthotropous. Syn: campylotropous. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

flexuous adj 1: having turns or windings; "the flexuous bed of the stream"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

86 Moby Thesaurus words for "flexuous": 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