serpentine snaky
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Snaky — Snak y, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a snake or snakes; resembling a snake; serpentine; winding. [1913 Webster] The red light playing upon its gilt and carving gave it an appearance of snaky life. L. Wallace. [1913 Webster] 2. Sly; cunning;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snaky — [adj1] winding anfractuous, convoluted, entwined, flexuous, indirect, meandering, meandrous, serpentine, sinuous, tortuous, twisted, twisting, writhing, zigzag; concept 581 Ant. straight, unwinding snaky [adj2] devious, sly crafty, insidious,… …   New thesaurus

  • snaky — [snā′kē] adj. snakier, snakiest 1. of or like a snake or snakes 2. having a snakelike form; serpentine; winding; twisting 3. cunningly treacherous or evil 4. full of or infested with snakes 5. formed of or entwined with snakes, as a caduceus… …   English World dictionary

  • serpentine — [adj] winding; sly anfractuous, artful, cagey, circuitous, clever, coiling, convoluted, crafty, cunning, curved, curvy, foxy, indirect, mazy, meandering, meandrous, shrewd, sinuous, slick, slinky, snakelike, snaky*, subtle, supple, twisting,… …   New thesaurus

  • snaky — also snakey adjective Date: 1567 1. of, formed of, or entwined with snakes < the Gorgon with snaky hair Joseph Addison > 2. serpentine, snakelike < snaky coils > 3. suggestive of a snake < the oiliness and snaky insinuation of his demeanor Thomas …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • snaky — snak•y [[t]ˈsneɪ ki[/t]] adj. snak•i•er, snak•i•est 1) of or pertaining to snakes 2) infested with snakes: a snaky cave[/ex] 3) twisting, winding, or sinuous; serpentine: a snaky road[/ex] 4) treacherous or insidious 5) entwined with or bearing a …   From formal English to slang

  • serpentine — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. snaky, reptilian, herpetic; sinuous, slithery; winding, tortuous, snaking; cunning, wily, venomous, cold blooded. See convolution. Ant., straight [forward]. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. snakelike,… …   English dictionary for students

  • snaky — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Twisting] Syn. twisting, serpentine, entwined; see indirect , twisted 1 , winding . 2. [Sneaky] Syn. subtle, crafty, treacherous; see sly 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Repeatedly curving in alternate directions …   English dictionary for students

  • snaky — adj 1. serpentine, anguine, colubrine; snake infested, snake ridden. 2. twisting, winding, sinuous. See serpentine(def. 2). 3. venomous, poisonous, toxic, baneful, virulent; malignant, malicious, malevolent; noxious, pernicious, injurious,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • serpentine — Synonyms and related words: Byzantine, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, Mephistophelian, aberrant, aberrative, acute, affluent, ambagious, amphibian, anfractuous, anguiform, anguine, arch, artful, astute, bad, batrachian, bent, billowing, billowy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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