circuitous

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Circuitous \Cir*cu"i*tous\, adjective [LL. circuitosus.] Going round in a circuit; roundabout; indirect; as, a circuitous road; a circuitous manner of accomplishing an end. -- {Cir*cu"i*tous*ly}, adverb -- {Cir*cu"i*tous*ness}, noun

Syn: Tortuous; winding; sinuous; serpentine.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

circuitous

adjective

1: marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct; "the explanation was circuitous and puzzling"; "a roundabout paragraph"; "hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend" [syn: {circuitous}, {roundabout}]

2: deviating from a straight course; "a scenic but devious route"; "a long and circuitous journey by train and boat"; "a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic" [syn: {devious}, {circuitous}, {roundabout}]


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