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.
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,