circuitous route

circuitous route
index detour, indirection (indirect action)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • circuitous — I adjective ambagious, anfractuous, anguilliform, anguine, circumfluent, circumambulating, circumfluous, circumlocutory, complicated, contorted, convoluted, convolution, crooked, curved, deviating, deviatory, devious, digressive, discursive, eel… …   Law dictionary

  • circuitous — [[t]sə(r)kju͟ːɪtəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A circuitous route is long and complicated rather than simple and direct. [FORMAL] They were taken on a circuitous route, from mainland China through Hong Kong to Europe and then to Panama... Stuart… …   English dictionary

  • route — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ fast, quick, short ▪ The shortest route home is along the shore. ▪ convenient, easy ▪ best …   Collocations dictionary

  • circuitous — adjective Etymology: perhaps from Medieval Latin circuitosus, from Latin circuitus Date: 1664 1. having a circular or winding course < a circuitous route > 2. not being forthright or direct in language or action < a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • circuitous — circuitously, adv. circuitousness, n. /seuhr kyooh i teuhs/, adj. roundabout; not direct: a circuitous route; a circuitous argument. [1655 65; < ML circuitosus, equiv. to circuit(us) CIRCUIT + osus OUS] Syn. circular, winding, indirect,… …   Universalium

  • circuitous — cir|cu|i|tous [ sər kjuıtəs ] adjective 1. ) a circuitous journey, path, etc. is longer than it needs to be because it is not direct: He took a circuitous route to the library, to avoid passing her house. 2. ) taking a long time to say what you… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • circuitous — adjective 1) a circuitous route Syn: roundabout, indirect, winding, meandering, serpentine, tortuous Ant: direct, straight 2) a circuitous discussion Syn: indir …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • circuitous — UK [sɜː(r)ˈkjuːɪtəs] / US [sərˈkjuɪtəs] adjective 1) a circuitous journey, path etc is longer than it needs to be because it is not direct He took a circuitous route to the library, to avoid passing her house. 2) taking a long time to say what… …   English dictionary

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