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1. Characterized by many curves or turns; winding: a sinuous stream.
2. Characterized by supple and lithe movements: the sinuous grace of a dancer.
3. Sinuate: a sinuous leaf.
[From Latin sinuōsus, from sinus, curve.]
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1. full of turns or curves; intricate
2. devious; not straightforward
3. supple; lithe
[C16: from Latin sinuōsus winding, from sinus a curve]
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sin•u•ous(ˈsɪn yu əs)
1. having many curves or turns; winding: a sinuous path.
2. characterized by graceful curving motions: a sinuous dance.
3. Bot. sinuate, as a leaf.
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|Adj.||1.||sinuous - curved or curving in and out; "wiggly lines"|
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1. supple, flexible, lithe, graceful, agile, slinky, limber, pliable, pliant, lissom(e), loose-jointed, loose-limbed the sinuous approach of a snake
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
[movement, walk, grace] → sinueux/euse
[road, river] → sinueux/euse
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
sinuous[ˈsɪnjʊəs] adj (course, route) → sinuoso/a, tortuoso/a; (dance, movement) → flessuoso/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a. sinuoso-a, ondulado-a.
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