snaky

  • 1Snaky — 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

  • 2snaky — [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

  • 3snaky — index circuitous, malevolent, sinuous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4snaky — meaning ‘winding or sinuous’, is spelt without an e …

    Modern English usage

  • 5snaky — ► ADJECTIVE (snakier, snakiest) 1) long and sinuous like a snake. 2) cold and cunning. 3) Austral./NZ informal angry; irritable …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6snaky — [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

  • 7snaky — 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

  • 8snaky — 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

  • 9snaky — snakily, adv. snakiness, n. /snay kee/, adj., snakier, snakiest. 1. of or pertaining to snakes. 2. abounding in snakes, as a place. 3. snakelike; twisting, winding, or sinuous. 4. venomous; treacherous or insidious: a snaky remark. 5 …

    Universalium

  • 10snaky — adjective a) Resembling or relating to snakes. Walking through the snaky passages I was soon completely lost. b) Twisty …

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  • 11snaky — (also snaky) adjective (snakier, snakiest) 1》 long and sinuous like a snake. 2》 cold and cunning. 3》 Austral./NZ informal angry or irritable. Derivatives snakily adverb snakiness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 12snaky — adjective moving or lying in twisting curves: a snaky road …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13snaky — /ˈsneɪki / (say snaykee) adjective (snakier, snakiest) 1. of or relating to a snake or snakes. 2. infested with snakes, as a place. 3. snake like; twisting, winding, or sinuous. 4. venomous; treacherous or insidious. 5. consisting of, entwined&#8230; …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 14snaky — Synonyms and related words: Machiavellian, Machiavellic, aberrant, aberrative, acute, ambagious, amphibian, anfractuous, anguiform, anguine, arch, artful, astute, batrachian, cagey, canny, circuitous, circumlocutory, clever, colubriform,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15snaky — 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

  • 16snaky — snak|y [ sneıki ] adjective moving or shaped like a snake …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17snaky — snak·y || sneɪkɪ adj. resembling a snake; twisting, winding, sinuous; venomous; treacherous, insidious; infested with snakes …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18snaky — yanks …

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  • 19snaky — a. 1. Serpentine, winding, snakish. 2. Sly, cunning, artful, deceitful, insinuating, subtle …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20snaky — 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,&#8230; …

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