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Synonyms for detour
ˈdi tʊər, dɪˈtʊər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detour, roundabout way(verb)

    a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)

    roundabout way

  2. detour(verb)

    travel via a detour

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    deviation, rodeo, deflection, diversion, bypass

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How to use detour in a sentence?

  1. Denis Watley:

    Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

  2. Unknown:

    The really happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour.

  3. Zig Ziglar:

    Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.

  4. Bob Reish:

    Patience is the discipline to we have that will enable us to reach the goals we aspire to achieve without taking the easy detour which leads to a dead end.

  5. Austin Eubanks:

    Obviously, after that, my life took a pretty big detour, as a result of my injuries, I was pretty significantly medicated about 45 minutes after being shot. I remember immediately being drawn to that feeling, because it took the emotion away.

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  • заобикаляне, обиколка, отклонение, заобикалям, карам да заобиколиBulgarian
  • marradaCatalan, Valencian
  • zajížďkaCzech
  • omvejDanish
  • umleiten, Umleitung, UmwegGerman
  • παράκαμψηGreek
  • desviar, desvíoSpanish
  • [[tulla]] kiertotietä, [[käyttää]] kiertotietä, kiertotie, [[ohjata]] [[kiertotietä]], [[mennä]] [[kiertotietä]]Finnish
  • athbhealach, cúrsa timpill, malairt slíIrish
  • מעקףHebrew
  • kerülőút, elkerülőút, kerülőHungarian
  • deviazioneItalian
  • 迂回する, 迂回路Japanese
  • autaki, ara autakiMāori
  • omlopen, omweg, omrijden, omleiden, omleidingDutch
  • desviar, desvioPortuguese
  • объезд, обход, окольный путьRussian
  • omvägSwedish
  • làm saiVietnamese

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