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    circuitous

    circuitous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word circuitous

    Definition
    (adj) marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct
    Synonyms : roundabout
    Example Sentence
    • the explanation was circuitous and puzzling
    • a roundabout paragraph
    • hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend
    Definition
    (adj) deviating from a straight course
    Synonyms : devious , roundabout
    Example Sentence
    • a scenic but devious route
    • a long and circuitous journey by train and boat
    • a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for circuitous

circuit-ous -> like circuit;

circuit + ous.. Deviating from the circuit..

car race, there are circuit(paths), so they follow a circuitous route

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circ(circle)tous(tour) circle+tour=round about path. which isn't straight

cir sounds like sir . sir is very cute with round face

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