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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cir·cu·i·tous /(ˌ)sɝˈkjuətəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cir·cu·i·tous a.  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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [syn: roundabout]
      2: 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" [syn: devious,