non circuitous

circuitous

[ser-kyoo-i-tuhs]
adjective
roundabout; not direct: a circuitous route; a circuitous argument.

Origin:
1655–65; < Medieval Latin circuitōsus, equivalent to circuit(us) circuit + -ōsus -ous

circuitously, adverb
circuitousness, noun
noncircuitous, adjective
noncircuitously, adverb
noncircuitousness, noun
uncircuitous, adjective
uncircuitously, adverb
uncircuitousness, noun


circular, winding, indirect, meandering.


straight, direct.
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circuitous (səˈkjuːɪtəs)
 
adj
indirect and lengthy; roundabout: a circuitous route
 
cir'cuitously
 
adv
 
cir'cuitousness
 
n

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circuitous
1664, from L.L. circuitous "full of roundabout ways," from circuit (see circuit).
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