Synonyms for Circuitous:
spherical, circular, orbital, round, annular, rounded, cycloid.
winding, zigzag, coiled, labyrinthine, turning, tortuous, twisting, meandering, whorled, convoluted, serpentine.
•going around, indirect (adjective)
roundabout, meandering, labyrinthine, circular, devious, tortuous.
n.economical, conversational, discursive, declamatory, articulate, crisp, clean, chatty. •circuitous (noun)
indirect, devious, roundabout.
Usage examples for circuitous
The great difficulty to overcome in this discovery is, how to account for a sage and a hero acting folly and cowardice, and attempting to obtain by circuitous deception what it may be supposed so magnanimous a spirit would only deign to possess himself of by direct and open methods. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli
Both these objects, presented at the same time to the eye and the mind, made them stand motionless for a little while; but when they afterward saw the confusion in the pass, and that the marching body was thrown into disorder by the tumult which itself created, principally from the horses being terrified, thinking that whatever terror they added would suffice for the destruction of the enemy, they scramble along the dangerous rocks, as being accustomed alike to pathless and circuitous ways. – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume II (of X) - Rome by Various