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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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circuitous

(adjective) Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course.

Synonyms: roundabout

Usage: He prided himself on his sense of direction, so Jane refrained from mentioning that the route he had chosen was circuitous and unnecessarily long.
Irma Crespo
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Adj. 1. circuitous - marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct; "the explanation was circuitous and puzzling"; "a roundabout paragraph"; "hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend"
roundabout
indirect - extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action; "making indirect but legitimate inquiries"; "an indirect insult"; "doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind"; "though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest"; "known as a shady indirect fellow"
2. circuitous - deviating from a straight course; "a scenic but devious route"; "a long and circuitous journey by train and boat"; "a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic"
roundabout, devious
indirect - not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination; "sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "you must take an indirect course in sailing"
TheParser
Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2015 5:03:50 AM
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Mona: Do you like Tony?
Raul: I'm sure that some people like him.
Mona: Yes, but do you like him?
Raul: I like all kinds of people.
Mona: I am referring specifically to Tony.
Raul: I really do not know him that well.
Mona: That's beside the point. Do you like him or not?
Raul: I do not believe in taking extreme stands.
Mona: Oh, Raul, you are driving me crazy with the circuitous route that you are taking in order to answer my question. Give me a "yes" or "no."
Raul: I can't.
Mona: Why?
Raul: Because in my culture, we do everything possible to avoid the word "no."
Mona: Oh, finally! I think that I now know the answer to my original question. I am completely worn out.
8BooksOfSengathe
Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2015 7:38:26 AM

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Daemon wrote:
circuitous

(adjective) Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course.

Synonyms: roundabout

Usage: He prided himself on his sense of direction, so Jane refrained from mentioning that the route he had chosen was circuitous and unnecessarily long.



Children , animals and insects seem to enjoy
circuitous paths.
monamagda
Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2015 8:41:23 AM

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Circuitous means indirect or roundabout. If you're in a hurry to get to the hospital where your wife is having a baby, you want to take the straightest, fastest way, not a circuitous one!

Circuitous comes from the Latin word circuitus meaning basically "a going around." If you're being circuitous it's like you're going around and around in circles. It can also refer to someone's manner or speech, if they are not being direct. For example, if you want someone to get you another piece of cake but just you sit there looking longingly at your empty plate, saying "More cake sure would be nice," then you're being circuitous. And annoying.



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