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roundabout

round·a·bout

roundabout

 
pronunciation:
raUn d baUt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: circuitous; indirect.
We had to take a roundabout route because of the detour.
antonyms:
direct, straight
similar words:
circuitous, devious, oblique, rambling
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part of speech: noun
definition: (chiefly British) a circular road junction, in which traffic moves in one direction only, that is situated at a busy intersection to facilitate traffic flow; traffic circle.
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