Definition of circuitous in English:

circuitous

Line breaks: cir¦cu¦it|ous
Pronunciation: /səːˈkjuːɪtəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

circuitously

adverb
More example sentences
  • Dylan made his entrance on January 24, his route going circuitously by way of Denver and Chicago.
  • Our scrambles in the Alps eventually, albeit circuitously, lead us southward to Italy.
  • The domestic turkey was re-introduced into North America from Britain, taken there circuitously by the colonists of New England and Virginia.

circuitousness

noun
More example sentences
  • One day I brought up my discomfort with the restrictions and circuitousness of Japanese language.
  • There is a circuitousness about the book that reflects the circuitousness of its topic.
  • However, the circuitousness of the walk did afford us a view of the old lock system.

Origin

mid 17th century: from medieval Latin circuitosus, from circuitus 'a way around' (see circuit).

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