from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course: took a circuitous route to avoid the accident site.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not direct or to the point.
- adj. Of a long and winding route.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Going round in a circuit; roundabout; indirect.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Going round in a circuit; not direct; roundabout: as, a circuitous road or course; “circuitous means,”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct
- adj. deviating from a straight course
From Medieval Latin circuitōsus, from Latin circuitus, a going around; see circuit.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First attested in 1664. From Latin circuitōsus, from circuitus, from circumeō "I go around", from circum "around + eō "I go" (Wiktionary)