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- 1. circuitous, roundabout, indirect (vs. direct)
- usage: 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"
- 2. devious, circuitous, roundabout, indirect (vs. direct)
- usage: 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"
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