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ambagious

[am-bey-juh s] /æmˈbeɪ dʒəs/
adjective
1.
roundabout; circuitous:
ambagious reasoning.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin ambāgiōsus, equivalent to ambāgi- (stem of ambāgēs ambages) + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
ambagiously, adverb
ambagiousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for ambagious
adj.

1650s, from French ambagieux, from Latin ambagiosus, from ambages "circuits, circumlocutions," from amb- "about" (see ambi-) + agere "to drive" (see act (n.)).

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