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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Quality or state of being indirect, winding, or roundabout.

Usage examples (8)
  • He had to abandon all generalities and circuitousness, and come plump upon the royal sinner with his "Thou art the man."
  • Beyond the clever circuitousness of Ghosh's narrative, there is also a language barrier to be surmounted.
  • This one is neither, though its circuitousness and repetition extend it a half hour longer than necessary.
  • Robin Greenlaw and Peter Lindsay took a way that should lead them far aside from this port, and then with circuitousness home. for more
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