Etymology
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circuitous (adj.)

"going round in a circuit, indirect," 1660s, from Medieval Latin circuitus "full of roundabout ways," from Latin circuitus "a going round" (see circuit (n.)). Related: Circuitously; circuitousness.

updated on December 10, 2017

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Definitions of circuitous from WordNet

circuitous (adj.)
marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct;
the explanation was circuitous and puzzling
Synonyms: roundabout
circuitous (adj.)
deviating from a straight course;
a long and circuitous journey by train and boat
Synonyms: devious / roundabout
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.