Synonyms of roundabout
1 indirectDictionary • a roundabout route
indirect • The goods went by a rather indirect route.
meandering • We crossed a meandering stream.
devious • He followed a devious route.
tortuous • long and tortuous negotiations
circuitous • They were taken on a circuitous route home.
evasive • He was evasive about the circumstances of their first meeting.
discursive • The book is characterized by a reflective, discursive style.
2 obliqueDictionary • indirect or roundabout language
oblique • It was an oblique reference to his time in prison.
implied • She felt undermined by the implied criticism.
indirect • His remarks amounted to an indirect appeal for aid.
circuitous • He has a pedantic and circuitous writing style.
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• They were taken on a circuitous route home.
• He has a pedantic and circuitous writing style.
deviousA devious route or path to a place involves many changes in direction, rather than being as straight and direct as possible.
• He followed a devious route.
Thesaurus for roundabout from the Collins English Thesaurus
a revolving circular platform provided with wooden animals, seats, etc, on which people ride for amusement; merry-go-round