circuitous circuitous  /sər ˈkju ɪ təs/


  1. (adj) marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct
  2. (adj) deviating from a straight course



  • The taxi took a circuitous route to the airport to avoid the traffic.


  1. NJ Transit probes bizarre bus trip into New York

    NEWARK, N.J. — Some New Jersey bus commuters apparently have gotten an unexpected tour of the New York metro area they'd rather forget. New Jersey Transit is investigating why a trip that normally takes about 45 minutes took nearly two hours more Thursday when the driver took a circuitous route into Manhattan's Port Authority bus terminal.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. Contrite Sergio Garcia recovers from bogeys to remain in contention

    Many wondered if all the attention on Sergio Garcia might affect the 33-year-old Spaniard's focus, but when the final accounting was done on day one, he had a 3-over 73 over the 6,996-yard, par-70 East Course. But he certainly took a circuitous route to get there.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Lowell Sun


  1. "The proceedings have been quite circuitous," Tsvangirai told reporters at the Harare hotel were the talks are being held.
    on Oct 15, 2008 By: Morgan Tsvangirai Source: FOXNews

  2. "It looked like he took a circuitous route out there," Bochy said. "He makes some real nice plays, and occasionally, Freddy will misplay a ball. That play, sure, it was a tough play. But it put us in a tough spot."
    on Jul 2, 2009 By: Bruce Bochy Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "The concept of the album followed a circuitous path," Mr. Feinstein explained recently in the piano room of his Upper East Side town house. "It began as a tribute to the Greatest Generation without the hackneyed material. Then it became...
    on Aug 31, 2008 By: Michael Feinstein Source: New York Times

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