roundabout (adv.)

"by a circuitous route," mid-14c., from round (adv.) + about. As an adjective from c. 1600. Noun sense of "traffic circle" is attested from 1927.

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Definitions of roundabout from WordNet
roundabout (n.)
a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island;
Synonyms: traffic circle / circle / rotary
roundabout (n.)
a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement;
roundabout (adj.)
marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct;
hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend
a roundabout paragraph
Synonyms: circuitous
roundabout (adj.)
deviating from a straight course;
a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic
Synonyms: devious / circuitous