The definition of sinuous is winding or not straight.adjective
An example of sinuous used as an adjective is a sinuous highway that is curvy and runs along the coastline.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- bending, winding, or curving in and out; wavy; serpentine
- not straightforward; devious; crooked
- sinuate ()
Origin: L sinuosus < sinus, a bend
- sinuously adverb
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- Characterized by many curves or turns; winding: a sinuous stream.
- Characterized by supple and lithe movements: the sinuous grace of a dancer.
- Not direct; devious.
- Sinuate: a sinuous leaf.
Origin: From Latin sinuōsus, from sinus, curve.
- sinˈu·ous·ly adverb
- sinˈu·ous·ness noun