Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tending or designed to circumvent; deceiving by artifices; outwitting; deluding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Tending to circumvent; deceiving by artifices; deluding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective evading or overcoming some protective measure.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • The aura is somewhat like a circumventive field, or filter, that shields and encloses the other seven chakras.

    Meditation as Medicine

  • The aura is somewhat like a circumventive field, or filter, that shields and encloses the other seven chakras.

    Meditation as Medicine

  • It was self-serving, circumventive, filled in all probability with lies; but as with all brutal and cruel people, his most innocent admissions and most defensive explanations were often more damning and loathsome in their connotations than the crimes others might accuse him of.

    Neon Rain

  • Some time ago I was honored by a call from one of these circumventive

    Book-Lovers, Bibliomaniacs and Book Clubs

  • No man could look upon his plotting forehead, and sunken eyes closely placed, without feeling at once that he was naturally cunning and circumventive.

    The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One

  • Find him a little circumventive, but he is absolutely one of my daily reads.

    Bloody Elbow

  • The rejection of the proposition that globalisation is an institution of circumventive innovations is only possible if it can be proven, with the aid of the derived impulse responses, that Italian and Finnish price and output dynamics were less responsive to shocks in the Eurodollar rates in the latter of the two sample spaces.

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows

  • Claassen replied that Shikongo's answer was "circumventive and diplomatic".

    AllAfrica News: Latest

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.