Words I Love 49 – Circuitous

Today’s word, in a round about way, is…

circuitous

səːˈkjuːɪtəs/

adjective

adjective: circuitous
  1. (of a route or journey) longer than the most direct way.
    “the canal followed a circuitous route”
    synonyms: roundabout, indirect, winding, meandering, serpentine, tortuous, twisting; More

    “a circuitous route”
    rarecircumlocutionary, ambagious
    “a circuitous discussion”
    antonyms: direct, straight, to the point

Origin

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

 

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