circuitous

[ser-kyoo-i-tuh s] /sərˈkyu ɪ təs/
adjective
1.
roundabout; not direct:
"a circuitous route; a circuitous argument."
Origin
1655–65; < Medieval Latin circuitōsus, equivalent to circuit(us) circuit + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
circuitously, adverb
circuitousness, noun
noncircuitous, adjective
noncircuitously, adverb
noncircuitousness, noun
uncircuitous, adjective
uncircuitously, adverb
uncircuitousness, noun
Synonyms
circular, winding, indirect, meandering.
Antonyms
straight, direct.
British Dictionary definitions for non circuitous
circuitous (səˈkjuːɪtəs)
 
adj
indirect and lengthy; roundabout: a circuitous route
 
cir'cuitously
 
adv
 
cir'cuitousness
 
n

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Word Origin and History for non circuitous
circuitous
1664, from L.L. circuitous "full of roundabout ways," from circuit (see circuit).
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