circuitous

[ ser-kyoo-i-tuhs ]
/ sərˈkyu ɪ təs /

adjective

roundabout; not direct: a circuitous route; a circuitous argument.

Origin of circuitous

1655–65; < Medieval Latin circuitōsus, equivalent to circuit(us) circuit + -ōsus -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for circuitous

circuitous

/ (səˈkjuːɪtəs) /

adjective

indirect and lengthy; roundabouta circuitous route

Derived Forms

circuitously, adverbcircuitousness, noun
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