Synonyms for Winding:


bending (adjective)
bending, turning (adjective)
circuitous, convoluted, twisting, sinuous, meandering, flexuous, snaky, Gyrating, spiraling, tortuous, zigzag, labyrinthine, serpentine, anfractuous, indirect, crooked.
complex (adjective)
convoluted (adjective)
turning, zigzag, tortuous, circuitous, serpentine, twisting, whorled, coiled, meandering, labyrinthine, convoluted.


fresh, heavy, calm, high, coastal, briny, choppy, deep-sea, freshwater, fluvial. act (noun)
twist, wind.
turning (noun)
sinistrorse, spiraling, dextrorse, dextrorsal, gyring, Gyrating, snaky.
winding (noun)
twisting, wandering, indirect, wind, rambling, crooked, meandering, tortuous, twisty, twist.


convoluting (verb)
coiling, convoluting.

Other synonyms:

Meandrous, anfractuous, flexuous. sinuous. twisting
Other relevant words:
deep-sea, snaky, fresh, rambling, heavy, sinuous, crooked, choppy, briny, twist, spiraling, sinistrorse, twisty, anfractuous, Gyrating, indirect, repetition, high, dextrorse, coastal, wandering, calm, freshwater, flexuous, dextrorsal, Meandrous, wind, gyring, fluvial.

Usage examples for winding

  1. I draw back the winding sheet. – The New Book Of Martyrs by Georges Duhamel
  2. I fear it will be a winding sheet for my poor cattle. – The Squatter and the Don by C. Loyal
  3. Since breakfast we have come only four Miles to dinner, not merely, for we have examined in the way two Ruins, one of them very fine, called Crossraguel Abbey- there is a winding Staircase to the top of a little Watch Tower. – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats