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detour

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of detour

  1. a turning away from a course or standard we'll regard this relapse as just a brief detour on your road to recovery from substance abuse Synonyms deflection, departure, divergence, deviation, divagation, divergency, diversionRelated Words regression, retrogression, reversionNear Antonyms adherence


detour

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of detour

  1. 1 to avoid by going around we had to detour the construction zone in order to get to the stadium Synonyms bypass, circumnavigate, circumvent, skirt Related Words leapfrog; avoid, dodge, duck, elude, escape, eschew, evade, flee, shake, shun Near Antonyms confront, face, meet; accept, court, embrace, pursue, seek, welcome

  2. 2 to change one's course or direction we had to detour for a few miles around the section of highway under construction Synonyms turn, deviate, diverge, sheer, swerve, swing, turn off, veer, wheelRelated Words tack, zigzag; double (back), turn back


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