marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct;
"the explanation was circuitous and puzzling"
"a roundabout paragraph"
"hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend"
deviating from a straight course;
"a scenic but devious route"
"a long and circuitous journey by train and boat"
"a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic"
- The more circuitous route would be the quickest.
- Many alien plants have become introduced by highly circuitous routes.
- They took a circuitous route to avoid reporters.
- We had to take a circuitous route because of an accident on the turnpike.