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snak·y

also snak·ey  (snā′kē)
adj. snak·i·er, snak·i·est
1. Relating to or characteristic of snakes.
2. Having the form or movement of a snake; serpentine: snaky vines.
3. Abounding with snakes.
4. Treacherous; sly: a snaky gambler.

snak′i·ly adv.
snak′i·ness n.

snaky

(ˈsneɪkɪ)
adj, snakier or snakiest
1. of or like a snake; sinuous
2. treacherous or insidious
3. infested with snakes
4. informal Austral and NZ angry or bad-tempered
ˈsnakily adv
ˈsnakiness n

snak•y

(ˈsneɪ ki)

adj. snak•i•er, snak•i•est.
1. of or pertaining to snakes.
2. infested with snakes: a snaky cave.
3. twisting, winding, or sinuous; serpentine: a snaky road.
4. treacherous or insidious.
5. entwined with or bearing a representation of snakes, as a ring.
[1560–70]
snak′i•ly, adv.
snak′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.snaky - resembling a serpent in form; "a serpentine wall"; "snaky ridges in the sand"
curved, curving - having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend; "the curved tusks of a walrus"; "his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard"

snaky

adjective
Repeatedly curving in alternate directions:
Translations

snaky

[ˈsneɪkɪ] ADJserpentino, tortuoso

snaky

adj windingsschläng(e)lig; movementsschlangenartig
References in classic literature ?
Dudley Pickering moved through the wood as snakily as he could.
Scrambling up the stairs of the Eiffel Tower; worse, dashing down: she walked right up to the edge of every railing, thrilled at each view of the city spinning out of control down below, the Seine winding snakily to the south.
Ah, but he doesn't yet know what's behind it all; why Elena's left him, what's she's doing with Armand or what his snakily charming French romantic rival is really up to in the vineyards.