What is the meaning of roundabout?



  • Marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct.
    • usage: "the explanation was circuitous and puzzling"; "a roundabout paragraph"; "hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend"
  • Deviating from a straight course.
    • usage: "a scenic but devious route"; "a long and circuitous journey by train and boat"; "a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic"
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