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Synonyms for circuitous
sərˈkyu ɪ təs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. circuitous, roundabout(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    devious, roundabout

    Antonyms:
    direct

  2. devious, circuitous, roundabout(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    devious, roundabout, oblique, shifty

    Antonyms:
    direct

Wiktionary

  1. circuitous(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    roundabout, indirect

  2. circuitous(adjective)

    Not direct or to the point.

    Synonyms:
    roundabout, indirect

  3. circuitous(adjective)

    Of a long and winding route.

    Synonyms:
    roundabout, indirect

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. circuitous

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

    Antonyms:
    linear, direct, straight

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. circuitous(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. circuitous(a)

    Synonyms:
    roundabout, devious, indirect

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    tortuous

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#7518indirect
#11538oblique
#14880winding
#21715devious
#24591roundabout
#33418serpentine
#66096shifty
#72606tortuous
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How to use circuitous in a sentence?

  1. 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 A great part of his guidance is secure against fatal error, is withdrawn from his control.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.

  2. Thomas Steinemann:

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


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