Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Full of twists and turns; tortuous.

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  • adj. sinuous, twisty, winding.
  • adj. craggy, rugged, coarse, rough, uneven.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Winding; full of windings and turnings; sinuous; tortuous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Winding; full of windings and turnings; sinuous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. full of twists and turns

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Late Latin anfractuōsus, from Latin anfrāctus, winding : am-, ambi-, around; see ambi- + frāctus, past participle of frangere, to break.

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Late Latin anfractuosus, from Latin anfractus ("bend, curve").

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  • JM went here and there, hither and thither, round and about and all over the place to find the meaning of anfractuous

    February 19, 2009

  • sinuous, winding

    March 7, 2007