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Synonyms of 'roundabout'

(adjective) 
Definition
not straightforward
a roundabout route
Synonyms
indirect
The goods went by a rather indirect route.
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meandering
We crossed a meandering stream.
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devious
He followed a devious route.
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tortuous
long and tortuous negotiations
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circuitous
They were taken on a circuitous route home.
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evasive
He was evasive about the circumstances of their first meeting.
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discursive
The book is characterized by a reflective, discursive style.
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circumlocutory
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
not straightforward
indirect or roundabout language
Synonyms
oblique
It was an oblique reference to his time in prison.
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implied
She felt undermined by the implied criticism.
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indirect
Her remarks amounted to an indirect appeal for aid.
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circuitous
He has a pedantic and circuitous writing style.
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circumlocutory
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of circuitous
Definition
indirect and lengthy
They were taken on a circuitous route home.
in the sense of circuitous
He has a pedantic and circuitous writing style.
Synonyms
ambagious (archaic)
in the sense of devious
Definition
(of a route or course of action) indirect
He followed a devious route.

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