Synonyms and Antonyms of circuitous
1 not straightforward or direct we took a circuitous route to the airport so as to avoid the massive traffic jam on the highway Synonyms of circuitous indirect, circular, roundaboutWords Related to circuitous crooked, curvy, serpentine, sinuous, tortuous, twisting, winding; meandering, rambling, wandering; circumlocutory, long-winded, prolix, verbose; deceitful, deceptive, devious, dishonest, duplicitous, insidious, misleading, sneaky, underhand, underhanded; calculating, crafty, cunning, subtle, trickyNear Antonyms of circuitous candid, forthright, frank, honest, open, plain, unconcealed, undisguisedAntonyms of circuitous direct, straight, straightforward
2 using or containing more words than necessary to express an idea a circuitous explanation for what seems like a fairly basic concept Synonyms of circuitous wordy, circumlocutory, diffuse, garrulous, logorrheic, long-winded, pleonastic, prolix, rambling, verbose, windyWords Related to circuitous chatty, communicative, conversational, gabby, loquacious, talkative, talky, voluble; periphrastic; redundant, repetitious, tautological, tautologous; embellished, embroidered, exaggerated; bombastic, gaseous, gassy, grandiloquent, highfalutin (also hifalutin)Near Antonyms of circuitous brief, short; aphoristic, epigrammatic, sententious; compendious, summary; abbreviated, abridged, condensed, shortened; abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), curt, laconic, snippyAntonyms of circuitous compact, concise, crisp, pithy, succinct, terse
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