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synonyms for circuitous

  • devious
  • labyrinthine
  • meandering
  • rambling
  • tortuous
  • ambagious
  • back road
  • by way of
  • circular
  • collateral
  • complicated
  • long way
  • long way around
  • oblique
  • roundabout
  • winding around

antonyms for circuitous

MOST RELEVANT
  • direct
  • straight
  • straightforward
  • in line
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How to use circuitous in a sentence

After the kids are dropped at school, I take a circuitous route back home, to trace the lineaments of the past in the bricks and pavements of this familiar acre of London.
IN LONDON, LOOKING BACKWARD TO MOVE FORWARDHENRY WISMAYERMARCH 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Even so, SKADNetwork will play a key role in sharpening the accuracy of the attribution so it’s not really a workaround per se more a circuitous concession.
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The path I took was circuitous but ultimately true to those adolescent interests.
TRADITIONAL SCHOOL ISN’T ALWAYS THE WAY TO GO, AND I WISH MY PARENTS HAD SEEN THAT EARLIERKENNETH R. ROSENFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It is some 4,000 kilometers west of Diego Garcia, but the GPS signals traced a circuitous route that wound through more than 6,000 kilometers of open ocean.
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My personal journey has taken me on a circuitous route from financial services to Prime memberships to now the current Amazon in the Community team to give back to the community.
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But at last, long after nightfall, with baby fast asleep, Scattergood drove into Coldriver by deserted and circuitous roads.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
The pass over the mountains is circuitous and steep, but in fair weather persons travel on the road along the shore.
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As the train ground its way up the circuitous grades, Houston felt that he was headed finally for the dissolution.
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He also believed that he could thus join Grant quite as soon as by the more circuitous route by water.
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The ledge could only be reached by a circuitous route three miles away.
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WORDS RELATED TO CIRCUITOUS

  • bending
  • circuitous
  • crooked
  • curving
  • indirect
  • roundabout
  • serpentine
  • sinuous
  • snaky
  • tortuous
  • twisted
  • twisting
  • ambiguous
  • bending
  • circuitous
  • confounding
  • confusing
  • curving
  • detouring
  • deviating
  • digressory
  • diverting
  • errant
  • erratic
  • excursive
  • flexuous
  • misleading
  • obscure
  • out-of-the-way
  • rambling
  • remote
  • removed
  • roundabout
  • serpentine
  • straying
  • tortuous
  • twisting
  • wandering
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.