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# What is the opposite of “flexuous”?

## What is the antonym of “flexuous”?

The antonyms of flexuous are straight, direct, and linear. The antonyms straight, direct, and linear convey a sense of being without curves or bends. It implies a lack of flexibility, deviation, or winding.

## Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)

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Extending or moving uniformly in one direction without curving or bending.

Example

The road was straight and narrow, with no turns or curves.

Going in a straight line or by the shortest route; not deviating from a course or purpose.

Example

He took the direct route to the airport, which saved him time and money.

Arranged in or extending along a straight or nearly straight line.

Example

The graph showed a linear relationship between the two variables.

## How are these antonyms different from each other?

• 1Straight refers to something that has no curves or bends.
• 2Direct refers to something that goes in a straight line or by the shortest route.
• 3Linear refers to something that is arranged in or extending along a straight or nearly straight line.

## Good things to know

• 1Mathematics: Use linear to describe mathematical relationships that are straight or nearly straight.
• 2Navigation: Use direct to describe the shortest or most efficient route to a destination.
• 3Design: Use straight to describe design elements that are without curves or bends.
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Remember this!

The antonyms have distinct nuances: Straight refers to something that has no curves or bends, direct refers to something that goes in a straight line or by the shortest route, and linear refers to something that is arranged in or extending along a straight or nearly straight line. Use these words in mathematics, navigation, and design to convey precise meaning.

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