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Serpentine Meaning in Context from 601 Words

Serpentine meaning and synonyms from the book 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam with antonyms and illustrations for advanced learners of English. Practice listening and reading comprehension with the word, serpentine.

/ˈsɜː.pən.taɪn/ (adj)

Serpentine meaning

twisting and curving like snakes, coiled, winding, bending, zigzag, indirect, circuitous, sinuous, roundabout, convoluted and complicated

cunning and treacherous, untrustworthy, demonic, satanic, devilish, sharing the characteristics of snakes or figuratively of the devil

Example

Here is a list of movies so complex and strange that it’s difficult to get them out of your mind; the kind of movies that make more sense after repeated viewings with complicated and serpentine plots and events.

“Cloud Atlas”, a science fiction film directed by Tom Tykwer and The Wachowskis, follows six different timelines that change after every scene. The style and structure of the film makes it a complex and mind-bending film. It comes with a great ensemble cast who all give amazing performance, though some criticize the movie for its over-ambition and too many intertwined characters.

Source of example: http://www.tasteofcinema.com/

Antonyms

straight

Parts of speech

Noun: serpent

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