|part of speech:
||having or taking a long and winding course or procedure; roundabout; indirect.
The many detours caused our trip to be rather circuitous.She put forward a circuitous but logical argument.
- indirect, roundabout, winding
- direct, straightforward
- similar words:
- circular, devious, labyrinthine, meandering, rambling, serpentine, tortuous
||circuitously (adv.), circuitousness (n.)