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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Circuitous  \Cir*cu"i*tous\,  a.  [LL.  circuitosus.] 
  Going  round  in  a  circuit;  roundabout;  indirect;  as  a 
  circuitous  road;  a  circuitous  manner  of  accomplishing  an  end 
  --  {Cir*cu"i*tous*ly},  adv  --  {Cir*cu"i*tous*ness},  n. 
 
  Syn:  Tortuous;  winding;  sinuous;  serpentine. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  circuitous 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {roundabout}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {devious}, 
  {roundabout}] 




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