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synonyms for winding

  • circuitous
  • convoluted
  • crooked
  • curving
  • labyrinthine
  • meandering
  • serpentine
  • sinuous
  • spiraling
  • tortuous
  • twisting
  • involved
  • roundabout
  • zigzag
  • ambiguous
  • anfractuous
  • devious
  • flexuous
  • indirect
  • intricate
  • mazy
  • snaky
  • wriggly
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antonyms for winding

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  • direct
  • simple
  • straight
  • straightforward
  • untwisted
  • unbent
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How to use winding in a sentence

If you use it wisely, it may be Ulysses' hauberk; if you reject it, the shirt of Nessus were a cooler winding-sheet!
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
They may be made both winding and pumping engines at the same time, if so required.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
I shall also bring drawings with me for one or two winding engines for the same place.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
He also ordered one or two winding engines, in addition to the pumping engines.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
Without another word she left him, and where he stood he could hear her steps as she tripped down the winding staircase of stone.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
It is only a few miles to Warwick over winding roads as beautiful as any in England.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
Perry was putting on his overcoat, winding his long comforter about his neck and drawing on his mittens.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
When within sight of Godalming, the road descends suddenly and proceeds along level lands through which runs the winding Wey.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
It was reached by some sixty winding but solid steps, and the little terrace, off at a right angle, was full of color.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
It is reached by a winding lane turning off the high-road, beside a finger-post and two ugly modern cottages.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO WINDING

  • arching
  • bowing
  • curving
  • spiraling
  • twining
  • twisting
  • veering
  • warping
  • winding
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