Late Latin anfractuosus, from Latin anfractus (“bend, curve”).
anfractuous (comparative more anfractuous, superlative most anfractuous)
- sinuous, twisty, winding.
1995, Neal Stephenson, The Diamond Age:
- It was just that the story was anfractuous.
- craggy, rugged, coarse, rough, uneven.
1920, T. S. Eliot, Poems, A. A. Knopf:
- Paint me the bold anfractuous rocks / Faced by the snarled and yelping seas.