Circuitous (adjective)

Going around a lot of twists and turns; not straightforward; roundabout.

Origin:

The word "circuitous" comes from the latin word "circuire" meaning to go around. it was first recorded in english in the early 17th century.

Examples:

  1. The circuitous route through the mountains added several hours to the trip.
  2. The circuitous path to the summit was difficult and treacherous.
  3. The circuitous argument failed to convince the jury.
  4. He took a circuitous route to get to the point.
  5. The company's growth strategy was circuitous, as it went through several different directions.
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