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circuitous (adjective), more circuitous, most circuitous
1. Pertaining to or taking a roundabout, lengthy course: The speaker spoke in a circuitous manner which ended in multitudinous arguments.
2. Regarding a deviation from a straight course or a direct procedure: Betty's father took a circuitous drive to avoid the rush-hour traffic.
Indirect and roundabout.
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Not direct, but devious in responding.
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