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Synonyms for circuitous
sərˈkyu ɪ təscir·cuitous

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  1. circuitousadjective

    roundabout, indirect

  2. circuitousadjective

    Not direct or to the point.

    roundabout, indirect

  3. circuitousadjective

    Of a long and winding route.

    roundabout, indirect

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  1. circuitous

    indirect, tortuous, devious, serpentine, round about, sinuous, winding

    linear, direct, straight

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  1. circuitous, roundaboutadjective

    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"

    devious, roundabout


  2. devious, circuitous, roundaboutadjective

    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"

    devious, roundabout, oblique, shifty


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  1. circuitousadjective

    tortuous, devious, turning, winding, indirect, round about

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  1. circuitousadjective

    roundabout, devious, indirect

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  1. Thomas Steinemann:

    That's a rather circuitous route, but I want to emphasize that it's certainly plausible.

  2. Carlyle:

    Poverty, we may say, surrounds a man with ready-made barriers, which if they do mournfully gall and hamper, do at least prescribe for him, and force on him, a sort of course and goal; a safe and beaten, though a circuitous, course. A great part of his guidance is secure against fatal error, is withdrawn from his control. The rich, again, has his whole life to guide, without goal or barrier, save of his own choosing, and, tempted, is too likely to guide it ill.

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