circuitous

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in 1664. From Latin circuitōsus, from circuitus, from circumeō "I go around", from circum "around + "I go"

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

circuitous (comparative more circuitous, superlative most circuitous)

  1. Not direct or to the point.
  2. Of a long and winding route.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, The Celebrity:
      I corralled the judge, and we started off across the fields, in no very mild state of fear of that gentleman's wife, whose vigilance was seldom relaxed. And thus we came by a circuitous route to Mohair, the judge occupied by his own guilty thoughts, and I by others not less disturbing.

SynonymsEdit

TranslationsEdit

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.
Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 13:50