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Synonyms of 'detour'

(noun) 
Definition
a deviation from a direct route or course of action
He made a detour around the outskirts of the city.
Synonyms
diversion (British)
They turned back because of traffic diversions.
,
bypass
A new bypass around the city is being built.
, ,
circuitous route
,
roundabout way
,
indirect course

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bypass
Definition
a main road built to avoid a city
A new bypass around the city is being built.
Synonyms
ringroad,
alternative route,
relief road

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