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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Deviating from a straight course; Marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct.

Usage examples (37)
  • The explanation was circuitous and puzzling
  • Perhaps being circuitous is also a security procedure.
  • “Move” also encompasses movement sideways or in circuitous looping motions rather than linear A-B progress.
  • If all of this sounds circuitous, that is because it is; and this is one reason why the recovery process in the housing market is so slow and agonizing. for more
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