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English definition of “circuitous”

circuitous

adjective  /sərˈkju·ɪ·t̬əs/ us  
not straight or direct; roundabout: We took a circuitous route home.
circuitously
adverb  /sərˈkju·ɪ·t̬əs·li/ us  
The train tracks wound circuitously through the canyons.
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