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circuitous

[ ser-kyoo-i-tuhs ]
/ sərˈkyu ɪ təs /
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adjective

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

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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 of circuitous

circuitously, adverbcircuitousness, noun
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