Circuitous Cir*cu"i*tous, a. [LL. circuitosus.] Going round in a circuit; roundabout; indirect; as, a circuitous road; a circuitous manner of accomplishing an end. -- {Cir*cu"i*tous*ly}, adv. -- {Cir*cu"i*tous*ness}, n.

Syn: Tortuous; winding; sinuous; serpentine. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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