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adjective as in characterized by alternating sharp turns

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All of my adventures include U-turns, switchbacks, zigzags, and circles.

To neutralize this unstable electrical field, lightning zigzags between the charged clusters, says Cassandra Smith, a volcanologist at the Alaska Volcano Observatory in Anchorage.

Archaeologists walk or push the machines over the ground like a zigzagging lawnmower.

Then the balloon would tack around and slowly zigzag through the plume from the opposite direction.

The eccentric, improvisational zigzags in his early career, along with the array of challenging hobbies, suggest that Irvine is constantly searching for the proper match for his considerable abilities.

The first was christened by the great etiquette guru Emily Post as “zigzag” eating.

Indeed, Clinton responded to the GOP congressional takeover with exactly the same zigzag.

It cut its zigzag way through the marsh for many miles, and they could follow its course with the eye but a few feet at a time.

I do not know how to sympathize with any thing that is not straightforward and true, and your course is rather zigzag.

The stone walls of houses were cracked; one of the "mansions" had a zigzag crevice from top to bottom.

A steep and narrow path cuts along the former, and a really good road winds zigzag along the other to the Governor's House.

It is Norman, ornamented with a simply executed but very pleasing zigzag: the capitals of the piers are cushioned.


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On this page you'll find 61 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to zigzag, such as: bent, crinkled, crooked, fluctuating, irregular, and jagged.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.