Definition of 'circuitous'
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Tube lines heading east are jam-packed with people taking wildly circuitous routes to work. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Yet most successful adults got where they are by circuitous paths. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She came to the charity through a circuitous route. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What a long and circuitous way it took before it found a home in our Western nurseries! What the Bee Knows - reflections on myth, symbol and story (1989)So they have to snake their way up circuitous routes, through canyons and valleys. Christianity Today (2000)For a player regularly accused of taking the circuitous route rather too often on the pitch, he is compulsively candid off it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was still taking this circuitous route to the top of the leaderboard on the 16th with another poor tee shot well to the right. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The roads bend and drop, following an older topography, the memory of more circuitous journeys. Times, Sunday Times (2009)My brother dropping it off, after a circuitous route, in a wooded area. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It became, by a circuitous route, a bestseller. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It has been a circuitous route from England to his office at the WRU. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Buses are also a good bet, but take circuitous routes, so might be hard to get your head around when you first arrive. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Used Occasionally. circuitous is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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