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Pronunciation:  sur'kyooitus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  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"

CIRCUITOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: devious, indirect, roundabout



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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