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    roundabout - Dictionary definition and meaning for word roundabout

    (noun) a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
    Synonyms : circle , rotary , traffic circle
    Example Sentence
    • the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary
    (noun) a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement Definition
    (adj) marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct
    Synonyms : circuitous
    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
    (adj) deviating from a straight course
    Synonyms : circuitous , devious
    Example Sentence
    • a scenic but devious route
    • a long and circuitous journey by train and boat
    • a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic
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