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ambagious

[am-bey-juh s]
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adjective
  1. roundabout; circuitous: ambagious reasoning.

Origin of ambagious

1650–60; < Latin ambāgiōsus, equivalent to ambāgi- (stem of ambāgēs ambages) + -ōsus -ous
Related formsam·ba·gious·ly, adverbam·ba·gious·ness, noun
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Word Origin and History for ambagious

adj.

1650s, from French ambagieux, from Latin ambagiosus, from ambages "circuits, circumlocutions," from amb- "about" (see ambi-) + agere "to drive" (see act (n.)).

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